FIFA to back workers on Qatar World Cup stadiums
FIFA is pledging to bolster the rights of migrant workers
building 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar following threats by
labor leaders to disrupt construction plans.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says it will help the
International Trade Union Confederations ”address labor issues
with the Qatari authorities.”
The trade confederation says it represents 175 million workers
in 153 countries. Its leader, Sharan Burrow, says migrant laborers
in Qatar often work in unsafe conditions. Valcke says FIFA will
require future World Cup bidders to respect labor issues.
Qatar is building nine stadiums and huge infrastructure projects
in the next 10 years.