Migrant Workers' Rights

10 February 2022 04:13

Dubai: BWI visits BESIX’s accommodation for migrant workers, observes improvements

 

Following on their global framework agreement with BESIX, BWI and its Belgian affiliates on 4 February inspected the accommodation of migrant workers at the Belgian multinational’s construction site in Dubai.
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02 February 2022 03:53

In 2017, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) signed and international framework agreement (IFA) with BESIX, a construction group based in Brussels, one of the world's leading international contractors according to the ENR ranking. Active since 1909, BESIX operates in Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, Africa, North America and Asia.

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01 February 2022 07:08

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) bestowed its “Friends of Migrants” Award to General Trade Union for Building and Wood Workers (GTUBWW) President Abdel Monem El Gamal in appreciation of his role in promoting safe migration and fighting for the rights of migrant workers. Read more...


12 January 2022 05:28

The Construction Workers' Union of Mauritius (CMWEU) and its national confederation, the Confederation of Private Sector Workers (CTSP) came to the aid of around 400 exploited migrant workers in Mauritius.Read more...


20 December 2021 05:22

In the week leading up to the International Migrant Workers’ Day, a BWI delegation took part in an event at the Swedish Pavilion of Expo2020 in Dubai, raising the importance of social dialogue to achieve a just transition to a green and resilient economy. Read more...


18 December 2021 09:01

To mark this year’s International Migrant Workers’ Day and the one-year countdown to the FIFA 2022 World Cup Final, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and the World Players’ Union (FIFPRO) today issued a joint open letter recognising, honouring and celebrating the work of migrant workers around the world. Read more...


13 December 2021 09:16

Migrant women leaders dominated the new set officers of the Bayanihan ng Manggagawa sa Konstruksyon ng Qatar (BMKQ), an association of Filipino workers in the construction sector, which held its 6th General Assembly on 10 December at Doha, Qatar. Read more...


31 August 2021 06:39

As part of the various efforts to protect the rights of migrant construction workers in Germany, the IG Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt (IG BAU) launched an innovative form of trade union membership wherein a migrant worker can become a member of the union even before arriving in the country.
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30 August 2021 11:59

The Ministry for Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) and the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) organised a Community Leaders’ Forum on 27 August in Doha, Qatar. Read more...