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FIFA: Qatar Needs Labor Reform to Keep 2022 World Cup

  • Reuters, Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:17 PM

FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger on Tuesday indicated that 2022 World Cup host Qatar must meet a March 15 deadline for specific labor reforms or it could risk losing the tournament it won the right to host in 2010. Widespread reports of human rights violations among migrant workers in the energy-rich Gulf state prompted a review of labor legislation by British-based law firm DLA Piper, which made several recommendations including the creation of a minimum wage for each category of construction worker. "Until now apparently not much has happened," Zwanziger said.

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