Ahead of the March Internationals, ATAC joined reps from supporters groups around Europe on a call organised by Football Supporters Europe and Amnesty International, who led a briefing on the situation in Qatar surrounding the treatment of migrant workers in the building of the World Cup 2022 Stadia.
Today Amnesty International are launching a petition to call on FIFA to “Blow the whistle on labour abuse in Qatar. Migrant workers are at the heart of realising Qatar’s dream of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. But 10 years after FIFA awarded the tournament to Qatar, thousands of them are still being exploited by unscrupulous bosses…..When FIFA decided to hold the World Cup in Qatar it knew – or should have known – that there are inherent risks in hosting the tournament there, due to the country’s heavy reliance on migrant workers and the serious exploitation they face. FIFA has a clear responsibility to act when workers on World Cup projects are at risk of labour abuse, and to use its influence to urge Qatar to properly protect all migrant workers. While progress has been made on workers’ rights, the ongoing abuses show that Qatar and FIFA have much more to do if the World Cup is going to leave a positive legacy”
ATAC stands with Amnesty International, Football Supporters Europe, and other supporters groups in calling for FIFA to stand up to its responsibilities in Qatar which came with the awarding of the 2022 World Cup, and we are asking all fellow Scotland fans to support this campaign.
Click here to read more of Amnesty’s statement, and add your name to list calling on FIFA to blow the whistle on labour abuse in Qatar