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Latest news & responses: Outreach to construction firms in Qatar and the UAE

News, company responses and non-responses related to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre's outreach to construction companies operating in Qatar and the UAE.

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7 August 2017

Qatar: Migrant workers employed by electromechanical engineering company MegaTec stranded, owed months of unpaid wages - company did not respond

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3 July 2017

Qatar: Abuse of migrant workers continues as World Cup stadium opens

Author: Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye (UK)

"Qatar World Cup: Air-con stadium opens as worker abuse continues", 19 May 2017...

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26 June 2017

How did New York University uphold workers' rights during construction of Abu Dhabi satellite campus?

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13 June 2017

Qatar: Diplomatic rift in Gulf squeezes business, putting rights of migrant workers at risk

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8 June 2017

Filipinos in limbo in Qatar: Unpaid wages, workers stranded

Author: Ana Santos, Rappler (Philippines)

...Romeo, a 38-year-old Filipino electrician...is among the 19 Filipino and 13 Nepalese employees of MegaTec, a company that subcontracts mechanical and engineering work to construction companies. They resigned last January 2017 after months of not...

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2 June 2017

Qatar: Local companies awarded contracts to build 2022 World Cup training sites

Author: The Peninsula (Qatar)

"Two Qatari contractors awarded 2022 training sites contract", 30 May 2017...

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17 May 2017

Reform of kafala laws governing employment of migrant workers would benefit workers' rights & labour markets in the Middle East, says ILO

Author: International Labour Organization

"Reforming visa sponsorship systems for migrant workers can benefit destination countries in the Middle East", 8 May 2017...

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4 May 2017

Qatar: Construction companies urged to ensure safety, health of migrant workers

Author: Victoria Scott, Doha News (Qatar)

"Qatar firms that boost worker wellness are actually helping themselves", 29 Apr 2017...

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27 April 2017

New study examines the business drivers behind the exploitative recruitment of migrant labour for the Gulf construction industry

A new study released by the Centre for Business and Human Rights reveals the involvement of Gulf-based construction companies in the financial exploitation faced by migrant workers throughout the recruitment process. The report, "Making Workers Pay:...

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22 April 2017

Qatar: Growing job change requests from migrants who complete 5 years’ work, following reforms on migrants’ ability to change jobs

Author: Sanaullah Ataullah, The Peninsula (Qatar)

"Typing centres see rise in job change requests", 17 Apr 2017...

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