Off the Hour / June 9th, 5-6 pm / Injustice continues for Nepalese workers in Qatar

credits: Omar Chatiwala

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Then, as Nepalese officials search for the victims of the recent earthquakes in Nepal, Qatar continues to deny its Nepalese migrant workers from returning to their home country to mourn their loved ones. To add to that, Qatar has done little to change the dire living and working conditions of the 400, 000 Nepalese migrant labourers, who are currently building the stadiums or the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar. CKUT’s Emma Noradounkian spoke with Kike Llanes, a former temporary worker with International Experience Canada, to get his take on the matter.

Finally, a recent report by the International Labour Organization finds that the changing nature of employment in contributing to inequality worldwide. Steven Tobin is senior economist with the ILO and co-author of the report. Tobin spoke recently with Redeye Radio at CFRO in Vancouver, and we’ll hear that interview today.

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