FIFA is under fire once again.
Nadim Shariful Alam, a Bangladeshi man, claims he was exploited while working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar and is suing FIFA for turning a blind eye to the ongoing harsh labor issues in the oil-rich nation.
Alam seeks just $11,500 in compensation, but the Dutch Federation of Trade Unions (FNV), the labor union representing Alam in the Swiss legal system, has bigger goals in mind. The FNV is calling on FIFA to force Qatar to adopt ‘minimum labor standards’ and bring a halt to labor conditions that they refer to as ‘modern slavery.’
NESN.com’s Courtney Cox’s explains the gravity of the 2022 World Cup preparation issues in the video above.
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