FIFA set up worker welfare body for 2022 World Cup

By Ashleigh McGinley  http://www.constructionweekonline.com/

The head of FIFA has urged Qatar to hasten improvements in safety and labour conditions for builders working on the sites for the 2022 World Cup and declared “We will not just sit and wait”.

During a two-day visit to Qatar, Gianni Infantino acknowledged that there were still “many challenges” as he announced plans for a special working group to monitor conditions.

Amnesty International reported on abuses in Qatar’s preparations for the World Cup in a wide-raning report based on the accounts of 132 workers at the sites.

It found construction workers from Nepal and India had been charged recruitment fees and housed in squalid conditions. More info

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