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23 October 2019

FIFA should not let China host Club World Cup to "sportswash" its reputation, Amnesty International says

Author: BT Sport

“Amnesty International urge FIFA not to let China host Club World Cup”, 22 October 2019...

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22 October 2019
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22 October 2019
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Author: Mathilda Hautbois, Slate

"Au Qatar, les travailleurs immigrés meurent sous les coups de chaleur", 4 Octobre 2019...

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21 October 2019

South Asia: Workers continue to be bribed by recruitment companies for Gulf jobs with promising pay

Author: Nikhil Eapen, The Wire

"$15 Billion: What South Asian Workers Have Paid in Bribes for Gulf Jobs" 21 October 2019...

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17 October 2019

Qatar: Promises of labour reforms welcomed, amid calls to ensure enforcement and accountability

On 16 October 2019, Qatar’s Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs announced major reforms to the kafala (sponsorship) system of migrant employment in Qatar, to allow workers to change jobs more freely and abolish exit...

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16 October 2019

FIFA Statement on the ILO study on heat stress in Qatar of 11 October 2019 and on an article in The Guardian on that same topic of 2 October 2019

Author: FIFA

The welfare and rights of workers associated with the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar are of paramount importance to FIFA and its partners... This includes the implementation of measures to prevent heat stress on FIFA World Cup sites......

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16 October 2019

Response to the Guardian newspaper

Author: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

The SC’s main contractors are required to put in place a comprehensive heat stress management plan that is reviewed and approved by the SC......

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14 October 2019

Qatar: Guardian investigation finds that migrant workers continue to die from ‘heat stress’, fatalies not adequately investigated by govt.

In October 2019 a Guardian investigation into working conditions for migrant workers in Qatar found that hundreds of labourers are estimated to be dying from 'heat stress' every year. ...

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11 October 2019

Qatar: Study suggests heat mitigation strategies can allow workers to perform roles safely, despite extreme conditions

A study commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Qatari Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), recommends nine key areas...

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4 October 2019

Engineers Against Poverty recommends improvements to Wage Protection Systems in the Gulf, based on global comparison

Engineers Against Poverty (EAP) have released the third paper in a series focusing on protecting the addressing the issue of late, partial or non-payment of wages of migrant construction workers in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries....

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