FIFA welcomes Qatar's labour reforms in the lead up to 2022 WC

The reform removes the need for migrant workers to obtain their employer’s permission to change jobs while also establishing a non-discriminatory minimum wage.

2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar.   -  REUTERS

FIFA welcomed Qatar's new labour-market reforms that will pave way for better treatment of migrant workers in the lead-up to the 2022 Football World Cup.

The reform removes the need for migrant workers to obtain their employer’s permission to change jobs while also establishing a non-discriminatory minimum wage.

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“We sincerely congratulate the State of Qatar on this significant step. Since the FIFA World Cup 2022 was awarded to Qatar, there has been a major collective effort from the local authorities, our partner the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the ILO to bring about positive change, and we are really pleased to see that this has materialised into concrete major progress in the area of workers’ rights,” said FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

“Well before kick-off, this important milestone demonstrates the capacity of the FIFA World Cup to foster positive change and build a lasting legacy. There is definitely still room for further progress, and we will continue to work closely with the authorities and all stakeholders to promote a progressive agenda that should be of long-term benefit to all workers in Qatar, whether involved in the preparation of the event or not.”

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