Rights

11 December 2018 09:52

Qatar: Partnership on workers’ empowerment

Participants of the Child Labour Marathon

“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...


09 December 2018 09:55

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...


23 November 2018 08:49

The BWI-Asia Pacific, along with the Asia-Pacific Regional Offices of four other global union federations, have released a statement calling on the Government of Cambodia to drop charges filed against six independent trade union leaders from the garment sector.Read more...


20 November 2018 08:15

In Seoul, South Korea at the National Assembly the Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Union (KFCITU) held a photo exhibit show casing a series of photos highlighting women working in the construction industry in South Korea. The exhibit is a collection of photos submitted by photo journalists, freelancers, and others as part of the photo contest.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...


30 October 2018 07:06

Members of the Sabah timber union are elated after yesterday’s decisive secret ballot election victory at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) in Sipitang, Malaysia, clearing the way for them to begin collective bargaining. Read more...


24 October 2018 06:07

Construction workers in Manila who want to form a union are being attacked by their employer – the subcontractor Seapac Philippines.Read more...