Friday, September 27, 2013

It's 2013...somewhere else

But not in Qatar. Good job FIFA!
Qatar's construction frenzy ahead of the 2022 World Cup is on course to cost the lives of at least 4,000 migrant workers before a ball is kicked, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has claimed. The group has been scrutinising builders' deaths in the Gulf emirate for the past two years and said that at least half a million extra workers from countries including Nepal, India and Sri Lanka are expected to flood in to complete stadiums, hotels and infrastructure in time for the World Cup kickoff. The annual death toll among those working on building sites could rise to 600 a year – almost a dozen a week – unless the Doha government makes urgent reforms, it says.
That's Panama Canal level.


Anonymous said...

Sad to say, but that's just the sort of thing that might make wingnuts like soccer...hell, they're already whining about how concern for player health is destroying their beloved American rules football.

pansypoo said...

are they building pyramids?