Rights

27 April 2022 08:33

BWI launches Stop Macho Culture Campaign Network

 

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) launched its Stop Macho Culture Campaign Network which aims to bring together its affiliates to ensure that both women and men workers share common values regarding elimination of all forms of discrimination, gender-based violence and harassment.Read more...


20 April 2022 08:52

With the closing of the Expo2020, BWI launched the report titled “Exposing the Invisible,” analysing the legacy of the Expo on the situation of migrant workers in the United Arab and Emirates’ construction sector, and the possibility of creating positive and long-lasting labour reforms in the country.Read more...


20 April 2022 04:56

Two new countries ratified the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on the Violence and Harassment in Workplaces, bringing to 12 the number of countries that ratified the measure. Read more...


20 April 2022 03:30

BWI, in cooperation with IG Metall, organised a two-day study visit from 31 March to 1 April on digitalization and work design at the Ruhr-University’s Learning and Research Factory in Bochum, Germany. Read more...


14 April 2022 07:31

BWI held a two-day forum on migrant workers’ rights and the legacy of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar at t its 2022 Global Sports Conference.Read more...


04 April 2022 12:23

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the Qatar Ministry of Labour held their regular Community Leaders’ Forum (CLF) on 27 March 2022. Held since 2018, the forum has met at least twice a year to give leaders from migrant communities and workers’ representatives working and living in Qatar a platform for structured dialogue with the Ministry of Labour.
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04 April 2022 10:44

BWI’s trade union affiliates in India joined a two-day nationwide strike (Bharat Bandh) on 28 and 29 of March called by the ten Central Trade Unions (CTUs) to oppose the government’s “anti-worker, anti-farmer, anti-people and anti-national policies.” Read more...


01 April 2022 14:00

A few months before Qatar hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup, BWI and FIFPRO on 30 March organised a friendly football cup to celebrate migrant workers and to recognise their efforts in making their global dream of equal labour rights possible. Read more...


30 March 2022 09:17

The draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar takes place this week and it is time to take stock. The long road to the tournament has been filled with human rights scandals and poor worker conditions but also some encouraging signs of progress.Read more...