This is the story of Daniel, one of the migrant workers working at a World Cup stadium in Qatar. Daniel is among more than 100 migrant workers in Qatar who have not received their salaries for the past 7 months.
With less than 6 months to the Word Cup, migrant workers in Qatar say they have no day off, as they work day and night to make the 2022 world Cup a reality.
“We work January to January, Sunday to Sunday. No day off. If you absent yourself, they will deduct two or more days’ wages’-Godfrey, one of the migrant workers from Uganda revealed.
The migrant workers include employees from Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, and the Philippines among others.
By the end of February 2020, QMC had pulled all remaining workers of the stadium and asked them to report to its factory which manufactures aluminum and steel. Many of the workers are currently in critical situations, made worse by the fact that QMC has failed to renew their residence permits.
By: Redeemer Buatsi
Amnesty International Ghana