Workers are seen at the construction site of the Al Bayt Stadium. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Qatar World Cup labourers working 18-hour days: report

Half of the companies surveyed in the compliance report failed to give their employees even one day off per week

Migrant World Cup stadium labourers in Qatar can work 18-hour days - more than twice the maximum amount permitted by law - an external report into working conditions has found.
And half of the 10 contracting companies surveyed in the compliance report, published Wednesday, failed to give their employees even one day off per week.
In the most extreme example, some labourers worked 148 days in a row, equivalent to five months without a day off, the study by London-based Impactt, which calls itself an "ethical trade consultancy", found.
Although the report was commissioned by the body organising the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, its findings are likely to...Read more...

Source: arabianbusiness.com