France -Large builder accused of slavery -March 24, 2015

Legal complaint against construction giant Vinci for grave mistreatment of migrant workers and forced labour in Qatar with an average of 66 hours per week, and eight people to live in a room.

A campaign group called Sherpa, referring herewith to the many Nepalese workers on site, has filed a legal complaint against construction giant Vinci for grave mistreatment of migrant workers and forced labour in Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World Cup. Sherpa declared to have testimonies claiming that migrants worked an average of 66 hours per week, lived as many as eight to a room, and operated in ‘difficult even dangerous’ conditions and in ‘stifling heat’. The complaint, if acted upon by French prosecutors, could increase pressure on Qatar and companies engaged there to improve conditions for migrant workers.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/24/us-vinci-qatar-labour-conditions ...  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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