Union

01 February 2023 06:42

Paris: First international visit to construction sites of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games held

 

The Société de Livraison des Ouvrages Olympiques (SOLIDEO) and the Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI), together with its affiliated French trade union organisations, on 27 January organised the first joint international visit to the construction sites of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games located at the Athletes' Village in Saint-Denis and Saint-Ouen in Paris. Read more...


23 January 2023 07:00

Last 19-20 January, BWI and the National Union of Workers of Construction and Similar Industries (SUNTRACS) visited the Metro Line 3 construction site in Panama and had a meeting with its workers and management.
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16 December 2022 09:19

Three international trade unions are today announcing the launch of a global digital platform to provide support for migrant workers who remain in Qatar after the 2022 World Cup and those employed at future international football competitions in other countries. Piloted in Qatar by Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the International Domestic Workers’ Federation (IDWF), in partnership with global football player union FIFPRO, the information resource will be a lasting tool for migrants in a context where their employment rights and conditions remain at risk. Read more...


14 December 2022 09:47

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) is outraged by the recent revelations of corruption charges in Europe. BWI condemns any attempt to sell out the human rights of workers, demands justice for migrant workers, and calls for swift actions to be taken to protect their rights before the Tournament ends. As we enter the final phase of the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar, neither the Qatari Government nor FIFA are delivering on their lofty promises to improve the conditions of migrant workers.
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09 December 2022 03:55

Responding to the tragic and fatal accident of a Filipino migrant worker at the World Cup training site in Qatar, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) calls for a minute of global silence in his memory, and for all migrant construction workers who died on the job to make the brightest sporting event in the world possible. Read more...


22 November 2022 13:57

As football fans worldwide cheer for their favorite teams competing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) urges all its trade union affiliates, partners, allies and friends to stand with migrant workers.
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18 November 2022 14:43

BWI will continue to stand with the migrant workers in Qatar beyond the 2022 World Cup and until their human rights are fully realised, protected, and respected.
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02 November 2022 13:58

On 12-14 October, BWI, with representatives from its headquarters, affiliates and assigned organisers, conducted joint site visits with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) safeguard team to five (5) sites in the Corridor X (Serbia) and Corridor Vc (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) projects.Read more...


06 October 2022 15:26

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), on the occasion of its 5th World Congress, bestowed on 6 October 2022 its Fair Games Awards to the leaders of the Community Workers’ Forum in Qatar, and the Union of Construction and Woodworkers (GBH) in Austria for their outstanding work in building a decent work legacy around mega-sporting events.Read more...