higher shipping costs and more demand than supply,Aware of the numerous injuries and Deaths that occur due to the lack of regard for safety.
Endorses the establishment of a Q-UNHRF (Qatar-United Nations Human Rights Fund) that will be managed by the United nations and funded by donations and the Qatari government if the non-profit NGO is close to bankruptcy;The organization is strictly non-profit, meaning it does not work as a business as it acquires funds from donations, this will avoid it prioritizing profits over its primary mission of human rights.The primary function of the organization is to supply inspections and resources (research) that encourage the appropriate regulations to be applied by the Qatari Government so that appropriate hygiene, safety, accommodation, and freedoms are supplied to migrants that are seeking job opportunities.The organization will have the permission to oversee any construction site, construction employee camp, and especially ones designated to buildings to be constructed for the 2022 world cup.
However, permission will be attained in advance as not to intrude potentially dangerous or precise circumstances within construction. This is in order to have inspection carried out on the construction sites in terms of safety that are discussed in the next clause. These inspections will be conducted on strict criteria rather than personal observation which is not a scientific measurement and may have lower or higher expectations that the expected expectations.The organization will conduct continual research and reports to improve safety standards within construction sites, as well provide projects and programs to improve the living conditions in employee camps in aspects concerning sanitation, food supply, salary, and employee complaintsIn regards to provide protection against infringes on human rights for employees that are not working on construction sites (however, construction are the main catalyst to the issue), for employees working in hotels, restaurants, or as maids. The organization will function as a center where they can anonymously submit complaints against their employer, for confidentiality. If it is a high priority (extremely low sanitary levels, very low pay as in less than 350$ a month… and so on and so on)The organization/fund cannot submit regulation amongst employers, only suggest their employment within legislation to the government.
In addition to this, the organization is able to conduct inspections and submit the information discovered to the Qatari to justify the existence and requirement for a solution to a prevalent issue.Calls for regulations being applied pertaining to the supplies and accommodation offered to the Migrant. These regulation will ensure that certain aspects regarding safety, appropriate accommodation, salaries, human rights, job freedoms, and work hours are met for the main premise of ensuring human rights be met;These regulations will be applied on the contractors as a minimum baseline for employment positions, they must be applied to all positions held and future positions by October of 2018.The first and most important aspect is over-all safety of the construction site, these rules and regulations will deal with the “Fatal Four” causes of construction workplace injuries or death, Falls, Struck-by-Object, Electrocution, and Caught-in-Between incidents as referred to by professionals within the field of safety.Falling was the leading cause of workplace injuries and deaths when working on construction sites, in 2014 and has been proven to occur as a prevalent issue due to the disregard of safety within Qatar Construction sites in preparation for the World Cup. However, falling is only the leading cause of injuries and death within construction sites due to the lack of employment of appropriate safety measures and kit. Ergo, the following safety equipment and features are recommended to be mandatory as contractors don’t seem to fit them.
Guard rails and toe board over every edge that has a subsequent drop of more than 2 meters. As well as a platform or runway, as well as around powerful machinery and equipment.Include safety harnesses and lines on temporary platforms. These will be provided by a list of approved companies. This list must be very inclusive and for any company that produces safety harnesses and lines that can bear a force of 300kgProvide selected equipment to construction workers. Fortunately, most contractors provide exemplary equipment however this must be mandatory for construction companies that do not provide the following: High-Visibility Jacket, Construction Helmet, Construction Boots, and Construction/Electrician gloves.
The gloves will also provide protection against another major cause of construction accidents, electrocution.The second largest contributor to death and injury was electrocution, within Qatar construction sites, 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries have been recorded in 2015 and 2016. Electrocution is a solemn issue within workplaces and construction sites, and fortunately, could be easily solved by undertaking simple safety rules:Provide the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to employees, such as safety rubber gloves, and Rubber bottomed-boots (construction boots) Regularly encourage the use of PPE to employees even though they may slow their progress and restrict movement of fingers in an uncomfortable way.
This can be done with campaigns or any method of the contractors choosing, this will be assured by the inspections conducted by the Q-UNHRFThe struck by object is also a prominent factor in the number of construction or workplace deaths, however safety against this is fortified by the equipment described above. As the high-visibility and the bright hard-hats jacket allows for quick spotting of a worker so that they aren’t accidentally hurt, the hard hats also offer protectionCaught-In-between accidents are not usually deadly, however carry often permanent injuries that restrict an employee from working or carrying on daily processes independently. However they can be avoided with certain safety precautions:Encourage close-fitting clothes, and if not have belts that secure any loose shirts, have a secure storage for loose items such as jewelry and watches, as well as pulling back long hair into a bunCarry out trainings on safety, such as turning off equipment before repairing it.Restricting getting close to machinery unless for operation. of the machineryIt is appalling that employers and contractors do not take the appropriate safety measures due to their lack of concern for their workers. This only indicates that they have no regard for human life and prioritize cutting costs instead. This theory is further strengthened by the poor pay rates that the construction workers receive. Requests the Qatari Government to establish certain legislation that guarantee the migrant workers certain rights and freedoms and reserve the rights to them rather than the employer in order to protect and secure the freedoms.
These rules will concern the employee’s ability to leave the country, and to have certain limits on working hours, age restrictions and other factors that restrict the labor-based work from becoming a type of slavery.Age Restrictions will be applied, from ages 20-60 will be the allowed age for work, other than these amounts it encourages children to stop focusing on school-work and prioritize work over that, especially when considering that work hours conflict with school hours.The working week will require at least one day off and every week must have less than 60 hours of labor (excluding breaks) this is roughly equal to 10 hours of labor a day. (8 a.m-6 p.m. will be a predicted common shift)A minimum wage must be in place that is of a higher value than 200$ a month (current minimum wage) as it is a very low salary to live in such an expensive state (Rent in Qatar is 447.42% higher than in Jordan, and average living costs are 500JD per person).
A more appropriate minimum wage would be 360$ per month. Allowing for the employees to leave the country at any time, the passports must be attained by the workers at all times, and will not be allowed to be taken by the employer in any scenario.All of these will have confidence in their introduction as the Q-UNHRF will capture and regulate complaints in order to ensure that they are with-held and in place within labor companies.Designates the essential role of relieving sanctions on Qatar on the sovereign states of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and the UAE.Whilst acknowledging their sovereignty, Spain declares that it is essential that trade embargos on Qatar be released, as these trade embargos make necessity and commodity prices higher which only make the situation worse.The rising commodity and necessity prices make it harder for the migrants to purchase essential everyday things such as food for nourishment.Vegetable prices are rising dramatically due to the higher shipping costs of receiving the product from turkey and others rather than Saudi Arabia, which create issues for the migrant workers within Qatar, The disruption in flow of construction supplies has also delayed or decreased the salaries of the workers, and hotels and other businesses aimed at tourists have laid off migrant workers when their main demographic, citizens of the countries participating in the boycott do not visit Qatar anymore as they are not able to.
It is important to note that it is not unusual for Migrant workers to earn 250 dollars in a month, which is usually provided to a large family from their origin country, therefore the issue is made more severe.However, this is completely optional yet highly advised. For it has a profound effect on the development of the Qatar migrant workers issue and hinders the development of regulation and methods of enforcement to effectively solve the issue due to the higher prices of necessities making daily life harder for these migrants.Urges the Qatari government to open a new branch specialised in sponsoring the migrants, it will look deeper into the cases of the migrants, sponsor them and take care of their exit visa. This will assure that less people will abuse their ‘power’ on the migrants and it’ll make sure that they get paid and flown out of the country when promised to;Suggests that if any abuse is proven, the qatari citizen should face a series of punishments, which will act as a deterrent to future abuse, however, if the abuse isn’t proven, Qatar should look further into the case. These penalties include but are not limited to:Fines, which will be decided by the UNOMR, with a minimum of 728 Qatari riyal, (equivalent to about $200), the fines will be decided by the UNHRC or the OHCHR.
If the fines are not paid by the deadline, the sponsor will be punished by the Qatari court, If the abuse is proven to be true, the sponsor will be immediately forbidden from sponsoring any other migrant, and that is to prevent the abuse in the household/ work space,In serious cases, the sponsor will face time in prison (without parole) which will be decided by the UNOMR or the qatari judicial court. If decided by the latter, the violation should follow the same actions as any human rights violation for a qatari citizen;Demands FIFA to form certain conditions on Qatar must follow for FIFA to continue with its plans of hosting the world cup there, the conditions should be made with the help of the UNHRC, the OHCHR and the Qatari constitution. All the rules should be ratified immediately;Demands the introduction of awareness campaigns to educate youth and gather support for the issue in order for effective popular support of the issue through public knowledgeA social Media campaign will be launched by the Q-UNHRF organization referenced to earlier.Therefore, the integration of a social media department is necessary for dedicated and efficient workThe Social media campaign will be on the social platforms twitter, facebook, pinterest, sanpchat, Instagram, youtube, and tumblrThe social platforms that are based off of image sharing will be of posters and inforgraphics, whilst the social platforms made for video sharing will have bi-monthly videos that will provide information regarding the topicA collaboration with the schoolboard and Ib corporations in order to create education on the topics as a mini unit on human rights to be applied in schools internationally for appropriate education of the topic and unifying the youth for a common ambition.