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26/5/2015

Testimonies for Migrant Workers in Qatar : "I never got the salary I was promised" says Sitaram Shrestha

Seven years ago Sitaram Shrestha went to Qatar for work. As many other Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar he ended up not getting the salary he had been promised in the employment contract. “I was going to work 8 hours per day and get 800 Riyals (220 USD) per month, but instead I got 700 Riyals...

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25/5/2015

Finland: Ambet Yuson addresses the Congress of Rakennusliitto

This weekend the 85,000 member strong construction workers’ union Rakennusliitto gathered in Helsinki, Finland to hold its 23rd Congress. Matti Harjuniemi was re-elected as chairman of the union and Kyosti Suokas as vice-chairman of the union. Speaking at the Congress, BWI’s general secretary...

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25/5/2015

Turkey: Workers at SFC in Turkey End Strike

After four months of strike 218 wood workers at SFC Integrated in Turkey agreed to go back to work on May 15. The company SFC is owned by multinational Kronospan, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-based panels. The company is also known all over Europe for its anti-union...

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25/5/2015

Testimonies for Migrant Workers in Qatar: "Workng 46 hours with no break" says Sangay Thapa

Sangay Thapa left Nepal for Qatar in 2007, chasing a better future for him and his family. “I have two children and a wife and I wish the best for them, that’s the reason I had to look for a better salary”, he says. A family member introduced him to work in Qatar and he signed no contract...

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22/5/2015

Four Migrant Workers killed in Qatar car crash

Two workers from Nepal and two from the Philippines were killed when a minibus collided with a truck in Al Kharrara in Qatar on Wednesday morning. The men – two 22 years old, one 45 and one 37 – worked for the construction company IMCO Engineering and the accident happened when the men were...

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21/5/2015

Global unions in Africa/ Middle East share challenges, strategies and solutions

Global unions in the African continent deepened understanding of the African labour market and trade union developments, exchanged ideas and formulated strategies on how to strengthen the trade union movement in Africa and to improve the capacity of Africa Trade unions to better pursue decent work,...

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21/5/2015

Netherlands FNV says take action for workers in Qatar!

The dutch labour union FNV calls upon FIFA to finally take action and stand up against the life endangering circumstances in which migrant workers are building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. 4000 migrant workers will die before the World Cup has even started. FNV urges FIFA to take...

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21/5/2015

Nepal: Act Now to Support our BWI Members and their Families! Earthquake wrecks havoc in Nepal with thousands dead, trapped and missing.

Send your donation now to support our affiliates in Nepal ...

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20/5/2015

BWI urge ASEAN member states to end humanitarian crisis of migrants

The BWI strongly condemns the cynical refusal of Malaysia, Thailand and Indo-nesia to rescue migrants drifting outside of their shores. The right to seek asylum and to flee war, conflict and repression is a human right that all countries must recognise. On Tuesday the 19th about 370 people were...

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19/5/2015

Germany: IG Bau Red Card for FIFA

On the occasion of International Workers Memorial Day, the Trade Union for Building, Forestry, Agriculture and the Environment, IG Bau, has commemorated all colleagues who had an accident and died at work. The commemoration took place in the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin Germany....

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