TUC Congress Shows Qatar the Red Card

Delegates at TUC Congress today (September 10th) joined together and showed Qatar the red card for its exploitation of migrant construction workers.

TUC delegates show Qatar the Red Card

TUC Delegates Show Qatar the Red card for their abuse of migrant construction workers
 
Following the debate moved by Neil Vernon, Chair of UCATT’s Executive Council, which condemned the exploitation of migrant construction workers in Qatar, TUC delegates stood up and showed Qatar the Red card which had been placed in front of them.

The which was passed unanimously motion commits the TUC and other unions to place pressure on FIFA to demand that the exploitation of migrant workers must end or Qatar will be stripped of the World Cup in 2022.

Specifically that entails Qatar:
• Abolishing the Kafala system,
• Migrant workers to have the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining
• Independent labour inspections
• An effective labour disputes system
• Decent living conditions

Death rates of migrant construction workers are very high. Since 2010 over 1,380 migrant workers from India and Nepal have died while working in Qatar. The vast majority of these deaths are recoded as natural causes.

Mr Vernon told Congress: “In recent years over 1,000 workers have died in Qatar.
A 1,000 workers slaughtered to fuel a construction boom. A 1,000 workers who will never see their families again. And thousands more workers will die before the World Cup in 2022 unless action is taken now.”

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