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Playfair Qatar is a campaign from the TUC about the abuse of migrant workers building 2022 World Cup stadiums and infrastructure in Qatar.
In 2022 Qatar will host the World Cup, taking the tournament to the Middle East for the first time. This has sparked a major construction frenzy in the world’s richest country as it prepares to host its most glamorous event to date.
Unfortunately, for the workers building World Cup stadiums in Qatar, the reality is far from glamorous. Workers - drafted in mainly from India, Nepal and Bangladesh - are forced to live in squalid and overcrowded conditions, paid as little as 45p an hour and work in a dangerous environment... To date almost 1000 workers have died in Qatar and if nothing changes the death toll could be as much as 4000 by the time the World Cup starts in 2022.
Playfair Qatar is a TUC campaign to raise awareness - working with football fans - of the abuse of worker rights to World Cup workers in Qatar. For more information visit www.playfairqatar.org.uk