Migrant Worker Rights

23 May 2022 06:46

The International Migration Review Forum Progress Declaration must strongly reaffirm the crucial role of ILO core labour standards

 

The Global Unions reiterate their commitment to pursue Global Compact on Migration (GCM) implementation strategies that promote social, racial, gender, economic and climate justice. We stand ready to work with states to advance a new social contract, and an inclusive recovery that puts people over profit. We therefore express our disappointment that the Progress Declaration on the implementation of the GCM fails to include a strong commitment to international labour standards that are fundamental to ensuring that migrant workers’ human and labour rights are respected. The Progress Declaration was adopted today by governments convened at the First UN International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) from 17-20 May.
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16 May 2022 12:43

On May 17-20, the First Global Review of the UN Global Compact on Migration will take place at the United Nations, in New York. The labour movement puts forward a clear demand to Member States gathering in New York. Read more...


20 April 2022 08:52

With the closing of the Expo2020, BWI launched the report titled “Exposing the Invisible,” analysing the legacy of the Expo on the situation of migrant workers in the United Arab and Emirates’ construction sector, and the possibility of creating positive and long-lasting labour reforms in the country.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...


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...