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28 September 2018

Qatar: Government and FIFA respond to Amnesty International investigation into labour abuse of MENA Mercury migrant construction workers; company has not responded

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4 September 2018

Qatar: Labour abuse reported at World Cup sites and infrastructure projects, internal investigations underway

Author: Anchal Vohra, DW

"Is Qatar failing to deliver on its World Cup promises?", 30 August 2018...

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28 August 2018

Arabtec Group's first sustainability report covers worker health & safety, welfare and responsible supply chains

Arabtec has...released it first sustainability report...covering the 2017 economic, social and environmental performance of the Group’s three main operating companies; Arabtec Construction, Target Engineering Construction Company, and Emirates Falcon...

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17 August 2018

Qatar World Cup's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy issues statement, launches investigation into death of Nepalese construction worker at Al Wakrah Stadium

Author: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

"SC Statement on incident at Al Wakrah Stadium", 14 Aug 2018...

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3 July 2018

Building Responsibly Announces Worker Welfare Principles

Building Responsibly...has developed a set of Worker Welfare Principles that establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry. [They] were developed in consultation with a diverse set of...

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26 June 2018

UAE: Construction company launches training initiative for upgrading worker skills

Author: Sam Bridge, Arabian Business

"UAE construction firm launches academy to upskill workers", 13 June 2018...

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22 May 2018

Qatar: 1,200 migrant workers at HKH General Contracting without pay for several months; no response from companies

HKH General Contracting has reportedly failed to pay 1,200 migrant workers their salaries since September 2017. According to Migrant Rights, employees living in company housing lost access to running water and electricity for several weeks. They have...

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19 March 2018

UAE: Local construction company recognised for commitments to ethical supply chain management and health & safety

Author: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, Zawya

"Al Naboodah Group Enterprises awarded the most Sustainable Business Model at the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards 2018", 13 March 2018...

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17 March 2018

Qatar: Local World Cup organiser working with contractors to pay back recruitment fees to migrant workers

Author: Anthony Harwood, Global Construction Review

By the end of March more than 5,500 people from across South Asia, a third of the workforce, will be reimbursed money they paid to middlemen who hired them to work in [Qatar]. The Doha government is negotiating with its contractors in the hope that...

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13 March 2018

Engineering & construction co. Jacobs commits to enhancing human rights program following acquisition of CH2M

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