French firm audit finds no ill-treatment of workers in Qatar

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French firm audit finds no ill-treatment of workers in Qatar

French construction company Vinci said on Thursday that an initial audit into working conditions of staff used to build sites for the Qatar 2022 World Cup did not find any evidence of bad working conditions for those labourers.

The audit had been launched after human rights group Sherpa had alleged that workers employed to build sites for the Qatar 2022 World Cup were being mistreated. Vinci has consistently rejected the allegations made against it by Sherpa.

 

The initial audit which cleared Vinci was carried out in January by various French trade unions and by the Building & Wood Workers International trade union. Vinci has several major projects in Qatar linked to the World Cup tournament, including a metro line in Doha and a highway. 

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