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The Dark Side of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

20th May 2019

Author - Building and Wood Workers’ International

The BWI and Japanese construction union Zenkensoren have written a study into the labour conditions of workers building the Tokyo 2020 facilities, saying that more must be done to protect workers’ safety and ensure decent work. The report is based on interviews with workers, and documents on how ongoing overwork and poor access to justice are creating a culture of fear for Tokyo 2020 construction workers.