Qatar labourer ‘sacked’ after speaking to UN team

A Nepalese construction worker in Qatar was “sacked” the day after speaking to a UN delegation visiting the 2022 World Cup host country to examine labour conditions. The incident is considered serious enough that the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) said it would be on the agenda when its governing body meets in two months to discuss an investigation into allegations of forced labour by Qatar.

“The ILO has been following closely this case and continues to do so with a view to ensuring that the rights of this Nepalese worker are fully respected and protected,” Corinne Vargha, director of the ILO’s international labour standards department said.

“The complaint will be further discussed by the Governing Body at its November 2017 session,” she added. The incident occurred in March 2016, but could only now be reported because of sensitivities surrounding the case.

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