MP calls for end to forced labour on UCL Qatar campus

A British MP has written to University College London urging it to “stamp out unacceptable employment practices” at its campus in Qatar, where there is evidence of forced labour and poor treatment of migrant workers, writes Claire Shaw for the Guardian.

Alison McGovern, shadow minister for international development, is the latest voice to put pressure on the university to improve the conditions of migrant workers on its Qatar campus.

This follows evidence collected by the International Trade Union Confederation, which represents workers’ rights around the world, that migrant workers were being paid lower-than-expected wages, having their passports confiscated, being trafficked for forced labour and living in cramped conditions.
Full report on the Guardian site