Migrant Workers' Rights

18 December 2018 16:56

Global Unions Forum on Migration in Morocco

 

Over seventy trade union representatives from a number of Global Unions including the Building and Wood Workers’ International met for two days from 9-10 December in Marrakesh, Morocco to strategize, discuss and develop a global strategy to ensure the rights of migrant workers globally.Read more...


11 December 2018 10:16

10 December 2018: The Council of Global Unions1 strongly denounces the ill-conceived decision of a number of UN Member States not to sign the historic agreement on 10 December 2018, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).Read more...


11 December 2018 10:06

The BWI has released a new magazine with lessons learned from the Global Sports Campaign for Decent Work that was started back in 2007Read more...


11 December 2018 09:52

“More than 15,000 migrant workers at QDVC voted to select their representatives in the Workers’ Welfare Committees and later on discussed issues about their accommodation and the need to increase their wages.Read more...


09 December 2018 09:55

Delegates of the Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Morocco led trade union and civil society calls for the UN to create a Labor Migration Working Group under the UN Migration Network.Read more...


06 December 2018 20:14

Delegates of the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) stressed the need for governments to recognise migrant workers’ right to organise and bargain collectively in a joint session with governments, CSOs and trade unions yesterday at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Marrakech, Morocco. Read more...


20 November 2018 07:52

More than 100 workers in an Economic Protected Zone (EPZ) joined the Union of Building, Public Works, Wood Sawing and Veneer Workers (UTBTPBSP), BWI’s affiliate in Gabon.Read more...


15 November 2018 13:56

The right-wing government of Austria has decided to say no to signing the United Nation’s Global Compact on Migration which was to create global regulations on the treatment of migrants and refugees. Austria is following the United States and Hungary over concerns that it would “blur the line between legal and illegal migration”. Read more...


11 October 2018 22:54

Winter Olympics 2018 Evaluation and Handover participated in the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) commemoration organized by the BWI-Nepal Affiliates Committee (BWI—NAC) in Kathmandu, Nepal.Read more...