Sports Campaign

01 October 2022 03:04

Workers building Paris’ Olympic Village go on strike

 

As part of the national mobilisation called and organised by the CGT in France on 29 September 29, workers employed to build the Olympic Village in Paris went on strike to demand Effiage, the company that bagged the much sought-after infrastructure project, better wages and a share in the overall profits. Read more...


28 September 2022 08:28

In its effort to set up an international quality label for future mega sporting events, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) on 22 September successfully gathered key industry players working on the various infrastructure in France related to the 2024 Olympic Games and the Grand Paris Express.
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21 September 2022 13:36

The Société du Grand Paris (SGP), the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and its affiliated French trade unions have signed a charter on social commitments related to the Grand Paris Express (GPE) following a joint international visit to the construction site of the future Gustave-Roussy station in Villejuif, France. This is the first time that an international visit took place at the said site. Read more...


13 August 2022 16:31

In the 100-day countdown for a decent work legacy, the SC standards, enforcement mechanisms and implementation capacity which included the involvement of migrant workers in the process through the Workers Welfare Forums, should be enacted across the country and through all construction projects.Read more...


22 June 2022 04:54

An agreement was signed on 21 June between construction unions, FeNEAL, the Italian Federation of Construction and Allied Workers (FILCA), The Italian Federation of Wood, Building and Allied Workers (FILLEA), and the Italian Footballers’ Association and the Italian Football Coaches’ Association to promote the rights and dignity of workers employed at major sports infrastructure projects. Read more...


14 April 2022 07:31

BWI held a two-day forum on migrant workers’ rights and the legacy of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar at t its 2022 Global Sports Conference.Read more...


04 April 2022 12:23

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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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...