Global transport unions file complaint against Qatar Airways to UN body – Transport – ArabianBusiness.com

Posted: June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Global union bodies the International Transport Workers’ Federation ITF and the International Trade Union Confederation ITUC have together filed a formal complaint against Qatar Airways at the International Labour Organisation ILO, accusing the Gulf-based airline of violating the rights of its foreign workers.An AFP report quoted union spokesperson Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez as saying: “We’re urging the ILO to make the recommendations necessary to bring the Qatar government into compliance with its international commitments as soon as possible and end the disgraceful measures.”The ILO has constantly urged Qatar to change its labour practices, including removing restrictions on forming unions and striking.According to the AFP report, Qatar Airways staff are forced to live in company compounds, under surveillance, with curfews. They are also banned from marrying during their first five years at the company and must obtain permission from the airline thereafter.

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