Migrant Workers' Rights

09 December 2018 09:55

BWI leads calls to create Labor Migration Working Group

 

Delegates of the Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Morocco led trade union and civil society calls for the UN to create a Labor Migration Working Group under the UN Migration Network.Read more...


06 December 2018 20:14

Delegates of the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) stressed the need for governments to recognise migrant workers’ right to organise and bargain collectively in a joint session with governments, CSOs and trade unions yesterday at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Marrakech, Morocco. Read more...


20 November 2018 07:52

More than 100 workers in an Economic Protected Zone (EPZ) joined the Union of Building, Public Works, Wood Sawing and Veneer Workers (UTBTPBSP), BWI’s affiliate in Gabon.Read more...


15 November 2018 13:56

The right-wing government of Austria has decided to say no to signing the United Nation’s Global Compact on Migration which was to create global regulations on the treatment of migrants and refugees. Austria is following the United States and Hungary over concerns that it would “blur the line between legal and illegal migration”. Read more...


11 October 2018 22:54

Winter Olympics 2018 Evaluation and Handover participated in the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) commemoration organized by the BWI-Nepal Affiliates Committee (BWI—NAC) in Kathmandu, Nepal.Read more...


16 December 2016 14:20

The 2016 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) was held from 8-12 December in Dhaka (Bangladesh), the first such forum take place since the adoption of last year’s UN Sustainable Development Goals.Read more...


15 December 2016 14:50

On December 11th 2016, nearly 500 construction workers of Haitian nationality were honored by the Trade Union of Workers in the Civil Construction of Porto Alegre (STICC-POA).Read more...


25 October 2016 20:16

After almost a year of waiting the National Labour Relations Commission (NLRC) has decided in favour of 26-year-old migrant worker Rafael Alejo Ambrad, who stopped working after being permanently debilitated.Read more...


21 October 2016 10:37

Under the Harvesting Freedom-campaign migrant workers in Canada are calling for an end to the exploitation they are subjected to. Read more...