BBC highlights plight of workers in Qatar
The world cup is starting to draw ever increasing attention to the plight of migrant workers in Qatar. Below is a link to today's special report on the subject by the BBC.
From the report
"Tales of woe from workers in Qatar"
Qatar has one of the most restrictive labour systems in the Gulf, according to a recent report by Human Rights Watch.
The organisation said migrant workers commonly face exploitation, the threat of unpaid wages, withholding of passports and unsafe working conditions.
I think it will be interesting to see if the increased attention on Qatar's sponsorship system as a result of the WC will ultimately promote needed reform.
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