Sunday, December 8, 2013

International union delegations visits Qatar

As reported previously, life for migrant workers in Qatar, is not very different from the other Gulf countries in the region where low pay, long days, dangerous worksites and no unions allowed are the standard. A recent delegation by the global union federation ITUC to Qatar once again found that conditions for workers are atrocious and that the Qatari government does not seem very keen to improve the lot of migrant workers. In neighbouring Saudi Arabia, 100,000 Ethiopian migrant workers are being expelled. History shows that the most effective way to improve conditions is for workers to organise in independent unions.

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