Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday said it had documented cases where workers building venues for Russia’s 2018 soccer World Cup had been left unpaid, made to work in dangerously cold conditions, or suffered reprisals for raising concerns.Soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, announced a monitoring system in 2016 for labor conditions at Russia’s World Cup stadiums, and says the system has helped to improve labor standards.But in a statement accompanying the New York-based campaign group’s report, Jane Buchanan, HRW’s associate Europe and Central Asia director, said: “Construction workers on World Cup stadiums face exploitation and abuse, and FIFA has not yet shown that it can effectively monitor, prevent, and remedy these issues.”FIFA said that “while incompliances with relevant labor standards continue to be found –… Next »
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