Minister: Qatar to allow ‘workers’ committees’
A Qatar minister says the Gulf nation’s cabinet has approved the
formation of ”workers’ committees” ahead of the 2022 football
Labor Minister Nasser bin Abdullah Hamidi says the draft law
must still be approved by the country’s ruler Sheik Hamad bin
Khalifa Al Thani.
He spoke to The Associated Press after meeting Monday with
international labor activists in Geneva.
The International Trade Union Confederation’s general secretary,
Sharran Burrow, says the committees fall short of full union
ITUC says about one million foreign workers in Qatar are
exploited and have few rights.
Hundreds of thousands more workers are expected to be brought in
to build the venues for the tournament in ten years’ time.