Rights

04 April 2022 12:23

BWI, Labour Ministry, and migrant workers discuss labour reforms with footballers and ILO at Community Leaders Forum in Qatar

 

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the Qatar Ministry of Labour held their regular Community Leaders’ Forum (CLF) on 27 March 2022. Held since 2018, the forum has met at least twice a year to give leaders from migrant communities and workers’ representatives working and living in Qatar a platform for structured dialogue with the Ministry of Labour.
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04 April 2022 10:44

BWI’s trade union affiliates in India joined a two-day nationwide strike (Bharat Bandh) on 28 and 29 of March called by the ten Central Trade Unions (CTUs) to oppose the government’s “anti-worker, anti-farmer, anti-people and anti-national policies.” Read more...


01 April 2022 14:00

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...


25 March 2022 06:15

To prepare young affiliates for its Global Congress this October, BWI convened a global online meeting of young trade union officials on 16 March to strategise the sector’s next steps.
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24 March 2022 07:33

Last 24-25 February, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) held its 8th National Women’s Structure Conference in Durban, South Africa.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...


16 March 2022 08:15

BWI launched a booklet documenting the stories that were shared by women trade unionists who participated at the BWI Women In Trades Exchanges last year. Read more...