Migrant Workers' Rights

01 April 2022 14:00

BWI and FIFPRO organise Migrant Workers’ Cup in Qatar

 

A few months before Qatar hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup, BWI and FIFPRO on 30 March organised a friendly football cup to celebrate migrant workers and to recognise their efforts in making their global dream of equal labour rights possible. Read more...


30 March 2022 09:17

The draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar takes place this week and it is time to take stock. The long road to the tournament has been filled with human rights scandals and poor worker conditions but also some encouraging signs of progress.Read more...


23 March 2022 01:40

Migrant workers in Qatar represent more than 90 percent of the entire population. BWI-affiliated unions have been engaged in solidarity with them for more than a decade, campaigning for decent work. Read more...


20 March 2022 21:26

On 29 and 30 March, BWI will hold its annual international sports conference on migrant workers’ rights and the legacy of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. Read more...


09 March 2022 05:56

BWI joins the CFMEU in condemning CIMIC, Australia’s largest construction company, for reportedly underpaying hundreds of workers, subcontractors and banks in its troubled Middle East operations by more than USD 500 million. Read more...


10 February 2022 04:13

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...