Friday 29 April 2016

Qatar should stage World Cup ‘only if exploitation stops’

The 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar only if the exploitation of migrant workers stops, Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne told Reuters in an interview. The Frenchman said that Fifa's capability to govern the s


New push for maids' rights in Bahrain

Volunteers plan to launch a nationwide initiative to set up a system that monitors job contracts of domestic workers to avoid any exploitation attempts. It is being spearheaded by Nabeel Rajab, president of the dissolved Bahrain Centre for


Exploitation of workers in UAE alleged

New York-based Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday that thousands of Asian workers hired to build museums and art galleries on a showcase island in the UAE are being exploited. Rights groups have criticised conditions in which labourers wor


Panel discusses Asian expat workers' woes

Officials from more than 20 labour importing and exporting countries met in Abu Dhabi to discuss the regulation of the market for Asian migrants amid growing calls for their protection from abuse. Asian workers fill all sorts of low-paid c

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