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University College London pressured over Qatar links

28 August 2014

University College London (UCL) is today being urged to do more to help workers on its campus in Qatar by Shadow International Development Minister, Alison McGovern.

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In a letter to Dame Nicola Brewer, the institution's vice-provost international, McGovern says she is concerned about labour standards and the possible use of forced labour at the Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar, where UCL has a campus.

McGovern, a former UCL student, cites concerns regarding the labour system employed for much of Qatar's large migrant workforce and examples of lower-paid contracts for migrant workers, the withholding of passports and trafficking of forced labour identified by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in a recent visit.

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