Migrant Worker Rights

18 June 2024 07:23

BWI on the Kuwaiti fire that killed 49 migrant workers

 

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) extends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the migrant workers who tragically lost their lives in the fire incident in Mangaf, Kuwait. Read more...


13 June 2024 03:34

BWI and the Labour Ministry of Qatar jointly launched an information and education campaign dubbed “Mastering Heat Stress” to manage heat stress in the workplaces and to achieve a safe and healthy working environment for migrant workers in Qatar.Read more...


07 June 2024 06:20

The Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) has released a comprehensive report detailing the severe exploitation of Vietnamese and Indian workers at the Linglong tire factory construction site in Zrenjanin, SerbiaRead more...


05 June 2024 10:52

Geneva, 5 June 2024 - In a landmark case, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) is filing two formal complaints with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against Saudi Arabia for severe human rights abuses and wage theft involving at least 21,000 construction workers by various but mainly two now-bankrupt Saudi construction companies alone.Read more...


10 May 2024 11:25

In a significant gesture of solidarity and collaboration, a delegation from Building and Wood Workers International (BWI), which recently visited the Philippines for a series of construction inspections, paid a courtesy call to newly appointed Secretary Hans Cacdad of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).Read more...


26 April 2024 09:53

The Community Leaders Forum (CLF) is back after a two-year pause, to revamp dialogue and drive change for workers' rights in Qatar. Read more...


12 December 2023 08:02

Around 60 BWI affiliates and migrant workers convened in Dubai to discuss promoting decent work opportunities in the green transition. Read more...


05 December 2023 08:23

The Women Community Leaders’ Forum in Qatar (WCLF-Q) celebrated the successful conclusion of its groundbreaking Basic Dressmaking Course. Read more...


02 December 2023 11:40

In light of the intensifying global climate crisis, BWI has prepared a fact sheet dedicated to protect the health and safety of workers, with a specific emphasis on migrant workers. Read more...