Foreign workers in Qatar deported after protesting unpaid wages

Mesteilla MCC construction company workers protesting unpaid wages in Doha, April 3, 2022.
Mesteilla MCC construction company workers protesting unpaid wages in Doha, April 3, 2022. © ganeshthaquree0

During a demonstration on August 14, dozens of foreign workers demonstrated in Doha to demand several months of unpaid wages. As a result, more than sixty workers were arrested and some of them were deported from Qatar. 

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But this is not an isolated case: in Qatar, late payment of wages in the construction sector is very common, especially as the country is set to host the 2022 World Cup. Max Tunon, head of the International Labour Organization in Doha told us more.