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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20 January 2017

UK Labour says Qatari authorities and FIFA are putting profit before safety following death of British worker on 2022 World Cup Stadium

Author: BBC, UK

"British man dies working on Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadium", 20 January 2017....

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29 December 2016

Qatar: 'Cooling' helmets for construction workers to be introduced at all World Cup building sites

Author: Reporting by Tom Finn; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky; Thomson Reuters Foundation

'Qatar World Cup construction workers to get 'cooling' hats'...

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13 December 2016

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

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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...

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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...

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6 December 2016

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

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Company response
6 December 2016

Response from Bam International

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

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Company non-response
6 December 2016

Response from OHL

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

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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...

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5 December 2016
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“Muro de silencio”: El sector de la construcción no aborda los abusos contra los trabajadores...

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