Slave workers

01.06.2015 18:31

Qatar has, according to documents published in the Sunday Times, paid bribes of five million dollars to stage the FIFA World Cup 2022. As if that would not be bad enough, the workers who are building all the facilities necessary for the World Cup are treated terribly bad. As early as winter 2013 The Guardian presented data on the slave-like conditions of the workers who now build the country's stadiums and infrastructure. According to the Guardian 362 people have died only during the years 2012 and 2013. The construction workers come from poor countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines. They work in the world's richest country, the oil nation Qatar. They will be deprived of her passport upon arrival in the country and can not leave the country without the employer's permission. They are forced to work 14-16 hours a day in 40 degree heat. They have very low wages and many have not received their salarys for 6-7 months. Now more than 1,400 workers have died in work accidents. International Trade Union Confederation has warned that over 4,000 construction workers are at risk of dying because of vile working conditions before the football feast begins. The charges of bribery and the inhumane treatment of the workers will put pressure on FIFA to move the championship from Qatar.


Bedrooms and kitchens:


      Who will enjoy a FIFA World Cup when you know that it caused 4,000 deaths?




Let a country that respects human rights to stage the World Cup!