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World trade unions oppose Qatar as selection for the 2012 UN Climate Conference COP18

A huge migrant labor force, with very little rights, no access to any unions, very unsafe practices and inhuman living conditions will be literally putting their lives on the line to deliver the 2022 World Cup.

Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation and Building Workers International.

Bloomberg reports:

Most migrant workers in Qatar come from India, Pakistan and Nepal, according to the report. The two unions said they will write to FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Qatar’s FIFA delegate, Mohamed bin Hammam, asking the organization to explain how it will protect workers building the stadiums.

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