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.

Get RSS feed of these results

Related stories and components

Story
13 December 2016

Qatar: Labour reforms come into effect, commentators warn change is insufficient

...

See full story

Article
6 December 2016

Construction industry failing to tackle abuse of migrant workers in the Gulf, claims report

Author: Gordon Miller, Building4Change

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) invited 100 construction companies operating in Qatar and the UAE for a response on the measures they are taking to stop exploitation of migrant workers. Only 22 responded...The analysed company...

Read more

Article
6 December 2016

Call to better protect Gulf migrant workers

Author: Adrian Bishop, OPP.Today (UK)

A call has gone out for construction companies operating in the Gulf region to “up their game” and protect migrant workers from abusive working arrangements...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), author of the newly-published Wall of...

Read more

Story
6 December 2016

International media coverage of our outreach to construction firms on migrant worker rights

See full story

Company response
6 December 2016

Response from Bam International

Bam International responded to our survey on migrant construction workers in the UAE.

Read full response

Company non-response
6 December 2016

Response from OHL

OHL responded to our survey on migrant construction workers in Qatar.

Read more

Article
6 December 2016

Safe workplaces not being ensured: Study

Author: Belal Hossain Biplob, The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

Construction companies operating in the Gulf region especially in the UAE and Qatar are failing to protect migrant workers from hazardous working environment, hinting at an alarming signal on the workers' safeguards in workplaces, said a survey report...

Read more

Story
5 December 2016
+ Español - Hide

“Muro de silencio”: El sector de la construcción no aborda los abusos contra los trabajadores...

See full story

Article
5 December 2016

Qatari And FIFA Pledges On Worker Rights Have Little Impact On Construction Companies – Analysis

Author: James M. Dorsey, Middle East Soccer

A recent survey of construction companies involved in World Cup-related infrastructure projects in Qatar raises questions about whether the Gulf state and world soccer body FIFA are doing all that could do to enforce international standards for the...

Read more

Article
5 December 2016

Report lambasts construction's failure to tackle worker abuse in the Gulf

Author: The Construction Index (UK)

Construction companies have been too slow to react to the plight of vulnerable and desperate migrant workers in Qatar and the UAE, says a new report. Companies...are failing to protect workers from abusive working arrangements and there is lack of...

Read more