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Qatar: Migrant Workers Strike Over Work Conditions

Expand Workers leave their construction sites at the Msheireb Downtown Doha district in Doha, Qatar. © 23 April 2019, AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili   (Beirut) – Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar went on strike this week to protest what they say are poor working conditions, unpaid and delayed wages, and threats of reduced wages, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite introducing some labor reforms over the past year, Qatari authorities have failed to abolish the exploitative kafala sponsorship labor system that fuels abuses and grants employers excessive power over their employees. Migrant workers…

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