How much is enough before they begin to pretend to approximate the resemblance of some slight disapproval or oversight of the Qatar World Cup organizers?
Migrant workers who built luxury offices used by Qatar's
2022 football World Cup organisers have told the Guardian they have not
been paid for more than a year and are now working illegally from
Officials in Qatar's Supreme
Committee for Delivery and Legacy have been using offices on the 38th
and 39th floors of Doha's landmark al-Bidda skyscraper – known as the
Tower of Football – which were fitted out by men from Nepal, Sri Lanka
and India who say they have not been paid for up to 13 months' work.
project, a Guardian investigation shows, was directly commissioned by
the Qatar government and the workers' plight is set to raise fresh
doubts over the autocratic emirate's commitment to labour rights as
construction starts this year on five new stadiums for the World Cup.
offices, which cost £2.5m to fit, feature expensive etched glass,
handmade Italian furniture, and even a heated executive toilet, project
sources said. Yet some of the workers have not been paid, despite
complaining to the Qatari authorities months ago and being owed wages as
modest as £6 a day.
What. Utter. Scumbags.
- Greg Seltzer