BWI unions bring relief to stranded Indian migrant workers in Serbia
As a response, BWI’s affiliate in Serbia, the Autonomous Trade Union of Road Workers of Serbia (SSPS) and civil society group ASTRA, an anti-trafficking action movement, linked with BWI Indian trade unions INBCWWF and TKTMS to provide immediate relief and assistance to the workers, who have since staged a series of protests in Kraljevo’s City Centre to draw attention to their situation and their demands for their full salaries to be paid and their safe return to India.
“We thank the Indian Government, BWI, INBCWWF, TKTMS, SSPS and ASTRA for demonstrating cross-border solidarity and collectively working together to bring an end to the travails and sufferings of the Indian migrant workers stranded in Serbia,” Khuntia said.
SSPS President Dusko Boskovic said that the moment that they learned about the appalling conditions of the Indian migrant workers, they immediately alerted BWI and its partner ASTRA.
“Our sister Indian trade unions were immediately involved and our joint efforts were able to help the workers in realising their demands. This once again proves the importance of trade unions being part of a global network to promote and defend workers’ rights. We must always organise and stay connected with each other,” Boskovic said.