Swiss-based trade union to inspect Qatar 2022 World Cup sites

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A global trade union for construction workers that has criticised labour conditions in Qatar will inspect soccer stadiums being built for the 2022 World Cup in the Gulf Arab state.

The Geneva-based Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), whose general secretary in 2015 said Qatar's migrant workers faced conditions akin to "modern-day slavery", will inspect safety on World Cup sites and labour accommodations starting next year, according to a statement by Qatar's 2022 World Cup organising body.

It was not immediately clear how often the inspections would take place or if the findings would be made public.

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