11 May 2015

Workers dying on the job in Qatar

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 11 May 2015

The International Trade Union federation estimates that 4-thousand workers will die by the time the Fifa World Cup begins in Qatar in 2022. Sharan Burrows, General Secretary International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said this is a global dispute over fundamental workers' rights and modern day slavery in Qatar which must be resolved immediately. The head of the union, Sharan Burrows is in New Zealand ahead of the under 20 FIFA World Cup, which is being held here from the end of this month to try and pressure FIFA to do more to protect workers in Qatar.