Migrant Workers' Rights

20 July 2020 04:19

BWI mourns passing of Pusuluri Narayana Swami

 

It is with a heavy heart that BWI announces the passing of Pusuluri Narayana Swami, President of the Palamoori Migrant Labour Union (PMLU) on 18 July 2020 in his native State, Telangana. Swami died as a result of a cardiac arrest. Read more...


22 June 2020 03:11

BWI strongly condemned the kidnapping, detention and abuse of a large group of Egyptian migrant workers reportedly in the hands of militias allied with Libya’s UN-recognised administration. Read more...


18 December 2019 13:34

Statement on International Migrants’ DayRead more...


10 December 2019 17:46

Serbia: Indian migrant workers face exploitation working on Corridor 11Read more...


30 September 2019 13:27

BWI’s global migration campaign and, in particular, its implementation in Asia is featured in a new book written by Michele Ford, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre of the University of Sydney .Read more...


02 March 2019 15:11

On 25 February BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson met with the New Zealand Labour and Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway in Wellington, discussing proposals to strengthen labour and immigration laws, particularly in light of growing demand for construction and wood sector workers to address the country’s housing crisis.Read more...


26 February 2019 10:26

“Our experience in joining the Balikatan ng Manggagawa sa Konstruksyon sa Qatar (BMKQ) has given our confidence that we can also join union here in New Zealand,” said Anthony Laquihon former Secretary of BMKQ. Read more...


25 February 2019 17:21

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the tournament infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, and global trade union Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), have released their second annual report outlining the findings from a series of inspections conducted during 2018.Read more...


19 February 2019 22:03

One of the first measures of the incoming President Jair Bolsonaro did when he took power, was pull out from the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), which was adopted by 164 countries on 10 December 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco.Read more...