Sports Campaign

17 July 2024 08:41

Italian unions push for human rights in future World Cup hosting decisions

 

BWI’s leading Italian trade union affiliates Fillea Cgil, Filca Cisl, and Feneal Uil recently met with the leaders of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to discuss the importance of awarding and managing the FIFA World Cup in countries that respect human rights and ensure workers' rights and protections in infrastructure projects.
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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...


22 November 2023 11:00

Geneva - 22 November 2023. This week marks one-year since the kick off of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. For more than a decade, BWI has worked with migrant workers in Qatar to enhance and protect their rights and conditions. Read more...


11 May 2023 03:13

The Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) has officially released a five-year report detailing its engagement in joint health and safety inspections on stadium and related infrastructure projects with Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC). Read more...


09 May 2023 02:43

BWI and its affiliate, the Confederación Internacional de Trabajadores (CIT of México), organised a multi-stakeholder forum called "Clean Games" in Mexico City on 5 May. Read more...


27 April 2023 06:49

Migrant community organisations in Qatar organised on 23 April a friendly football tournament in Doha. Read more...


15 March 2023 09:48

On the eve of FIFA 73rd Congress in Rwanda, the undersigned Global Union Federations express serious concerns on the decent work legacy of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup and the sustainability of labour reforms in Qatar. Read more...


01 February 2023 06:42

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...


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...