16th UITBB Conference, 15-17 April, Montevideo, Uruguay
Resolution on the Qatar World Cup 2022
UITBB calls for and pledges to support a campaign by the international trade union movement to help organize and support workers in Qatar building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup.
These building workers are subject to the most exploitative and inhuman conditions with deaths and severe injuries ignored by their employers.
The international trade union movement must provide substantial organizing and financial support to
– expose the failure of FIFA to act on disgraceful conditions for workers in Qatar building the infrastructure for a competition FIFA will promote and profit from.
– pressure the government of Qatar to urgently redress the exploitation of workers by contractors that government has engaged.
– assist building workers in Qatar to organize and campaign to improve their wages, conditions, health and safety.
– call on all national football bodies and player associations to join the campaign by refusing to participate in the 2022 World Cup unless FIFA and Qatar address the position of building workers in Qatar
Montevideo, 17. April 2015