Early day motion 1289

MIGRANT WORKERS IN QATAR

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Total number of signatures: 31

Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin Clark, Katy Cooper, Rosie
Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David Dobbin, Jim Dowd, Jim
Durkan, Mark Flynn, Paul George, Andrew Glindon, Mary
Greatrex, Tom Hepburn, Stephen Hermon, Lady Hopkins, Kelvin
Jackson, Glenda Jowell, Tessa Leech, John Llwyd, Elfyn
McDonnell, John McGovern, Jim Meale, Alan Murphy, Jim
O'Donnell, Fiona Osborne, Sandra Ritchie, Margaret Roy, Frank
Roy, Lindsay Shannon, Jim Williams, Mark

That this House commends the Sunday Mail for its investigation into the rights of construction workers in Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup; welcomes the work of Mark Aitken and Tony Nicoletti in exposing the conditions endured by the workers they met in worker camps outside Doha, including allegations of the withholding and underpayment of wages, the illegal confiscation of passports, the lack of health and safety provision resulting in injury, overcrowded and unsanitary accommodation, and workers trapped in Qatar unable to see their families for years; regrets the silence of the English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish football associations on workers' rights in Qatar; further welcomes the assurances made by Qatari officials that reforms to labour laws and rules governing the treatment of workers will be introduced; and calls on FIFA to take urgent action to insist on better and fairer treatment for the migrant workers building the infrastructure that will help deliver the 2022 World Cup, to ensure that practices exposed by the Sunday Mail are brought to an end.