The International Rugby Federation (World Rugby) said on Thursday “concerned about allegations about working conditions” within the organizing committee of the 2023 World Cup in France after the French Ministry of Sports seized the labor inspectorate following the investigation published on Wednesday by The Team.
“World Rugby has officially raised its concerns with the committee’s board and the French Rugby Federation” and “welcomes the decision of the French State to request investigations”is it indicated in the press release.
On Wednesday evening, Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra announced that she had requested referral to the Labor Inspectorate, after having “read the worrying elements reported by the newspaper The Team relating to the social climate, labor relations and the management of the GIP France 2023 teams, in charge of the organization of the Rugby World Cup”.
“We note that the case is being examined by the France 2023 ethics committee and we welcome the decision of the French Ministry of Sports to have requested that an in-depth investigation be carried out by the labor inspectorate. »writes the international federation in a press release. “It would be inappropriate to comment further until the outcome of these ongoing investigations is known.”added World Rugby.