Gabriele Guglielmi, Filcams CGIL, OpenCorporation Coordinator
Sporting events are a vehicle for large investments, sponsorships, contracts for works and services … but also the site of violations of rights and campaigns, especially union ones.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is a prime example, and so is the campaign of the Global Trade Union Federation of Construction Workers (BWI) which for the occasion has become
Red Card for FIFA
Since the beginning of the campaign, progress has been made, especially in social dialogue and collective bargaining with many of the companies involved, but problems persist, as evidenced by the timely review conducted by Business&Human Rights by reports from NGOs such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and recently denounced in the February 23, 2021 article in The Guardian Guardian analysis indicates shocking figure over the past decade likely to be an underestimate
What role can OpenCorporation play in this context?
Provide data and information on the companies involved and their behaviors
|SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD.||KR|
|ACS ACTIVIDADES DE CONSTRUCCION Y SERVICIOS, S.A.||ES|
|L&T HYDROCARBON ENGINEERING LIMITED||IN|
Publish and make in-depth insights available open-source:
Qatar 2022 who are the Contractors, what are the “partnerships” and between which companies/Countries (click here)
Who the companies are, but also who the parent companies are and who the ultimate owners are (click here).
To offer a virtual square for discussion starting from the Blog OpenCorporation.
For an “all-round” confrontation between unions, BWI and ITUC in the lead but not only, NGOs starting from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch , to the representatives of the companies from BESIX and Vinci, to PORR and Webuild BWI Building and Wood Workers’ International is already organizing the campaign for the next big sporting event the Olympics “Paris 2024” https://www.bwint.org/cms/priorities-10/union-11/sports-campaign-21/ , Qatar 2022 is therefore just the stepping stone so that not only is the 2022 FIFA World Cup no longer a place of abuse, but neither are future championships.