A worker carries a bucket of building materials past the World Cup stadium in Doha. Photo: AFP
A worker carries a bucket of building materials past the World Cup stadium in Doha. Photo: AFP
Middle East

Qatar rejects compensation fund for World Cup migrant workers as ‘publicity stunt’

  • Labour Minister says Qatar is already handing out hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid wages – and accused the Gulf state’s critics of ‘racism’
  • Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch led demands for Fifa and Qatar to create fund for workers matching US$440 million World Cup prize money

A worker carries a bucket of building materials past the World Cup stadium in Doha. Photo: AFP
A worker carries a bucket of building materials past the World Cup stadium in Doha. Photo: AFP
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