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Published on 25 October 2016 20:16

PHILIPPINES: From Misery to Miracle - Rafael Ambrad’s Victory

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After almost a year of waiting the National Labour Relations Commission (NLRC) has decided in favour of 26-year-old migrant worker Rafael Alejo Ambrad, who stopped working after being permanently debilitated. Read more...


Published on 21 October 2016 10:37

Under the Harvesting Freedom-campaign migrant workers in Canada are calling for an end to the exploitation they are subjected to. Read more...


Published on 08 September 2016 11:22

Representatives from the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) visited a work site of the Bahrain Steel Company on the 29th of August as part of their occupational safety and health campaign targeting migrant workers. Read more...


Published on 08 September 2016 10:52

The Cambodian migrant workers who were cheated of their salaries when planting trees in the forests of Sweden in 2014 will finally get their just compensation. Read more...


Published on 19 July 2016 12:48

In recent years the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has emerged as a major point of departure for thousands of migrants leaving India - each year close to 200,000 workers leave this state alone - for work in foreign destinations, particularly the Gulf region. Read more...


Published on 19 April 2016 12:00

For two days in Cairo, representatives of the BWI affiliates from Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands met to strategise on how to ensure the rights of migrants and refugees.
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Published on 19 April 2016 11:50

In December, the BWI affiliates from Russia and Tajikistan – the Russian Construction Buidling Materials Workers Union and the Building Workers Union of Tajikistan – signed an agreement to strengthen their cooperation to protect the rights of Tajik migrant workers in the preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Read more...


Published on 19 April 2016 11:48

A partner organisation of the BWI, the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) in Myanmar, is celebrating a significant victory in the fight for migrant workers rights in the Thai seafood industry. Read more...


Published on 19 April 2016 11:47

107 union representatives and shop stewards gathered in Antalya, Turkey, to learn and share experiences on how to organise new members to fight for better working conditions – especially for rural forest workers and migrants who work in precarious employment. Read more...