Work starting in the second phase of construction at al-Wakrah Stadium, one of the proposed host venues to be delivered ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. (AFP PHOTO / HO / Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC))
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Qatar, which pledged to improve labor safety standards as 2022 World Cup construction projects get underway, was ranked among the worst violators of workers rights in a report by the International Trade Union Confederation.Authorities said last week that Qatar would amend labor laws after the death of dozens of immigrant workers on construction projects drew a storm of criticism from human rights and labor groups.U.K. newspaper The Guardian reported in September that 44 Nepalese workers had died in Qatar between June 4 and Aug. 8 amid "appalling labor abuses".
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