Labor Law Reforms in Qatar Fall Short; Migrant Workers Still Vulnerable to Forced Labor

Posted by | November 02, 2015 | Uncategorized | No Comments

By webadmin@aflcio.org (Jackie Tortora)

After over a year of anticipation, the government of Qatar last week unveiled its highly touted labor law reforms. While labor rights activists had hoped the reforms might begin to address the widespread abuse of migrant workers and the prevalence of forced labor in Qatar’s massive infrastructure projects, not surprisingly, they fell far short of bringing the labor code in line with international norms. As Qatar is set to host the 2022 World Cup, and 700,000 more migrant workers have been recruited to develop the country at breakneck speed, the lives of thousands of workers could be on the line.

Source: AFL-CIO

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