It has been well documented that some 1,200 migrant workers have lost their lives while preparing for the Qatar World Cup in 2022. However the Qatar Ministry of Health has estimated that there could be 7,000 deaths before a ball is even kicked because of unsafe working conditions. Fifa has...
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has voted today (Tuesday) to send a high-level mission to investigate conditions for workers in Qatar. The vote came despite Qatari resistance to an independent investigation. Labour rights in Qatar have come under particular scrutiny since they were announced as the 2022 World Cup hosts.
Unions have welcomed the joint human rights communique signed today (Wednesday) by the governments of the four countries holding the current and next three summer and winter Olympics (the UK, Russia, Brazil and Korea.)
The Playfair 2012 project and campaign aim to increase awareness about working conditions in global supply chains and mobilse consumer activism to affect change. The TUC is commissioning a study to assess impact and capture learning.
View the gallery of pictures taken at Tolpuddle as festival goers made a stand with the Playfair 2012 giant torch calling on the Olympic Movement to Light the flame for workers' rights, while others took to our Olympic podium – highlighting who the winners and losers are in the Olympic Games.
Featuring comedy from Isy Suttie and Paul Sinha, DJ set by Melstars:Music, plus music from Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band, a debate with David Goldblatt, Anna Minton and Alan Tomlinson on the meaning of the Olympics, juggling by Rod Laver…and much more….