Our colleagues Fairsquare have provided a critical perspective on a new legislation in Qatar meant to protect workers from heat stress, arguing that the law is insufficient and will only provide marginally more protection from heat. As governments respond to the increasing threat of climate change via new laws and regulations, it is essential that independent organizations like La Isla Network and Fairsquare critically hold these standards to account.
Fairsquare has been a leader in investigating the human rights abuses and poor labor standards that have characterized the building projects in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Stay tuned for news on how you can support our shared work in the months to come.
Addressing heat stress is crucial, but this new law on protection from heat in Qatar will offer only marginally more protection to workers, and considerably less protection than is required. Short thread: https://t.co/uUH9yrQitr
— FairSquare (@fairsqprojects) May 27, 2021