Migrant Workers' Rights

30 September 2019 13:27

From Migrant to Worker

 

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...


19 February 2019 21:54

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour, and Social Affairs (MADLSA) and Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) organised a Community Leaders’ Forum on Workers’ Welfare on 15 February 2019 in Doha, Qatar.Read more...


06 February 2019 07:56

The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre issued a report, “On Shaky Ground: Migrant Workers’ Rights in Qatar and UAE Construction”. The report is mainly based on a survey of major construction companies operating in the two countries.Read more...


05 February 2019 18:13

Globally, India is one of the major countries of origin especially for semi-skilled and unskilled workers who need protection at various levels in their migration process.Read more...


18 December 2018 16:56

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...