Migrant Workers

27 January 2021 11:37

The Qatar experience: The power of social dialogue

 

Social dialogue is one of the many tools utilised by BWI in advancing labour rights. This is all the more true with the global union’s efforts to advance migrant workers’ rights in Qatar. Read more...


27 January 2021 11:37

Last year, BWI held a successful two-day Global Sports Conference on labour rights and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The conference showcased exciting sessions that discussed various issues and concerns on migrant workers’ rights. One of these was a session that went over BWI’s cooperation with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) on labour rights in Qatar in the context of the World Cup 2020.

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19 January 2021 07:55

BWI asserted that all migrant workers should have access to the safest and most effective vaccines against COVID-19.Read more...


18 January 2021 06:01

Women members of the for Bayanihan ng mga Manggagawa sa Konstruksyon ng  Qatar (BMKQ) are paving the way for gender equality among migrant workers in the Middle East.
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18 December 2020 06:22

On International Migrants Day, IOE and BWI publish a joint statement on the essential role of migrant workers during the pandemic and the need to provide greater social protection to them in these uncertain times. Read more...


17 December 2020 02:45

The Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) are jointly commemorating International Migrant Workers Day on 18 December under the theme ‘We are all Migrants’. Read more...


20 November 2020 12:42

After BWI’s Indian and Romanian trade union affiliates joined hands in helping six stranded Indian migrant workers in Romania, the said workers were finally repatriated and returned to their home state of Tamil Nadu on 16 November. Read more...


28 October 2020 13:27

As part of its contribution in analysing the migration flow in Europe before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, BWI released a discussion paper to identify the main migration trends in the region which would serve as guideposts for trade unions to pursue better policies to protect migrant workers’ rights.Read more...


11 September 2020 02:48


In another example of working class solidarity and cooperation, BWI’s trade union affiliates in India and Romania joined hands in working with authorities to help Indian migrant workers, who were reportedly stranded in the European state.
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