Qatar World Cup construction ‘will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead’ (26/09/2013)

La journal britannique The Guardian dénonce des pratiques de travail esclave sur le chantier de la Coupe du Monde 2022 au Qatar dont  sont victimes les ouvriers immigrés. Une quarantaine d’ouvriers népalais seraient morts depuis le début de l’été.

Qatar’s construction frenzy ahead of the 2022 World Cup is on course to cost the lives of at least 4,000 migrant workers before a ball is kicked, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has claimed.

The group has been scrutinising builders’ deaths in the Gulf emirate for the past two years and said that at least half a million extra workers from countries including Nepal, India and Sri Lanka are expected to flood in to complete stadiums, hotels and infrastructure in time for the World Cup kickoff.

The annual death toll among those working on building sites could rise to 600 a year – almost a dozen a week – unless the Doha government makes urgent reforms, it says.