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The building of the World Cup stadium has resumed, after FIFA claimed that they have included measures to protect migrant workers.
This statement was released after, Amnesty accused FIFA and the Qatari authorities of mistreating their migrant workers, who were hired to work on the stadium in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. Amnesty accused FIFA, after interviewing 132 contractors and 102 landscapers, who are working on the project.
The report stated that the abuse of these workers was “a stain on the conscience of world football”.
FIFA’s statement said that, they have been working with a number of parties, including Amnesty international from 2011 to provide fair working conditions on their construction projects.
The statement gave examples of FIFA’s attempt to improve working conditions. These examples included structures that were put in place by the Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. In which Workers Welfare Standards were implemented in 2014 and reports were publicly available.
The Head of sustainability at FIFA, Federico Addiechi said “We are fully aware of the risks facing construction workers in Qatar and we are confident that the measures taken by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy are the appropriate ones and have already improved the situation for migrant workers working on FIFA World Cup construction sites.
“We closely monitor developments and address issues through our regular contact with the Supreme Committee. We have also met with a number of key stakeholders to discuss the best way forward.
“Of course many challenges remain, but we are on the right track and committed to continue improving, to further contribute to the protection of workers’ rights at the FIFA World Cup stadium projects.”