Migrant Workers' Rights

25 February 2019 17:21

BWI and SC publish second workers’ welfare progress report

 

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the tournament infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, and global trade union Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), have released their second annual report outlining the findings from a series of inspections conducted during 2018.Read more...


19 February 2019 22:03

One of the first measures of the incoming President Jair Bolsonaro did when he took power, was pull out from the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), which was adopted by 164 countries on 10 December 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco.Read more...


19 February 2019 21:54

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour, and Social Affairs (MADLSA) and Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) organised a Community Leaders’ Forum on Workers’ Welfare on 15 February 2019 in Doha, Qatar.Read more...


06 February 2019 07:56

The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre issued a report, “On Shaky Ground: Migrant Workers’ Rights in Qatar and UAE Construction”. The report is mainly based on a survey of major construction companies operating in the two countries.Read more...


05 February 2019 18:13

Globally, India is one of the major countries of origin especially for semi-skilled and unskilled workers who need protection at various levels in their migration process.Read more...


18 December 2018 16:56

Over seventy trade union representatives from a number of Global Unions including the Building and Wood Workers’ International met for two days from 9-10 December in Marrakesh, Morocco to strategize, discuss and develop a global strategy to ensure the rights of migrant workers globally.Read more...


11 December 2018 10:16

10 December 2018: The Council of Global Unions1 strongly denounces the ill-conceived decision of a number of UN Member States not to sign the historic agreement on 10 December 2018, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).Read more...


11 December 2018 10:06

The BWI has released a new magazine with lessons learned from the Global Sports Campaign for Decent Work that was started back in 2007Read more...


11 December 2018 09:52

“More than 15,000 migrant workers at QDVC voted to select their representatives in the Workers’ Welfare Committees and later on discussed issues about their accommodation and the need to increase their wages.Read more...