Migrants claim recruiters lured them into forced labour in Qatar

The Guardian has reported that hotel staff at The Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel in Qatar are paid below the minimum wage for enduring long shifts in intense heat.

Employees of the hotel are hired through sub-contracting agencies and have paid large fees to recruitment agencies to acquire their positions, which leaves them vulnerable to debt bondage and forced labour. The article includes statements from employees about their unexpected low wages, long hours and debt bondage to recruitment agencies. Kempinski Hotels, headquartered in Switzerland have stated they are launching investigations into the allegations.


Sonja Duncan