Migrant Workers' Rights

16 May 2021 15:30

Webinar: Is the European Union becoming the new Gulf region?

 

The webinar will discuss the growing number of third country national (TCN) workers in the EU labour market, many of whom are stuck with abusive intermediaries and working under very precarious labour contracts.Read more...


13 May 2021 04:53



The Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI) expressed its outrage over the the reported forced labour of Indian construction workers building the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple in New Jersey, United States. Read more...


23 March 2021 07:41

The future remains bleak to millions of migrant workers who were hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, a year after the global health crisis put an indefinite stop to migration.
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27 January 2021 11:37

“An unlikely, but necessary partnership.” This was how BWI’s partnership with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) on workers’ rights in Qatar was described at the global union’s two-day Global Sports Conference held November of last year.
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18 December 2020 06:22

On International Migrants Day, IOE and BWI publish a joint statement on the essential role of migrant workers during the pandemic and the need to provide greater social protection to them in these uncertain times. Read more...


26 November 2020 14:43

Combining electronic, social media and traditional face-to-face interactions, BWI in partnership with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA), the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), and various solidarity support partners held a successful two-day Global Sports Conference on labour rights and the 2022 FIFA World Cup last 23 and 24 of November.
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28 October 2020 13:27

As part of its contribution in analysing the migration flow in Europe before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, BWI released a discussion paper to identify the main migration trends in the region which would serve as guideposts for trade unions to pursue better policies to protect migrant workers’ rights.Read more...


11 September 2020 02:48


In another example of working class solidarity and cooperation, BWI’s trade union affiliates in India and Romania joined hands in working with authorities to help Indian migrant workers, who were reportedly stranded in the European state.
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20 July 2020 04:19

It is with a heavy heart that BWI announces the passing of Pusuluri Narayana Swami, President of the Palamoori Migrant Labour Union (PMLU) on 18 July 2020 in his native State, Telangana. Swami died as a result of a cardiac arrest. Read more...