Migrant Worker Rights

11 May 2023 03:13

BWI releases report on inspections of Qatar FIFA World Cup stadium construction

 

The Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) has officially released a five-year report detailing its engagement in joint health and safety inspections on stadium and related infrastructure projects with Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC). Read more...


27 April 2023 06:49

Migrant community organisations in Qatar organised on 23 April a friendly football tournament in Doha. Read more...


24 April 2023 02:33

Following BWI's call to "organise beyond borders" and achieve just workplaces everywhere, the Construction, Metal, Wooden, and Related Industries Employees Union (CMWEU) in Mauritius expanded its membership by recruiting 300 additional migrant workers. According to the union, it purposefully organised the most vulnerable workers in the labor market in order to maintain safe and healthy workplaces and influence decision-making in the industries where the workers are employed.
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15 March 2023 09:48

On the eve of FIFA 73rd Congress in Rwanda, the undersigned Global Union Federations express serious concerns on the decent work legacy of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup and the sustainability of labour reforms in Qatar. Read more...


16 December 2022 09:19

Three international trade unions are today announcing the launch of a global digital platform to provide support for migrant workers who remain in Qatar after the 2022 World Cup and those employed at future international football competitions in other countries. Piloted in Qatar by Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the International Domestic Workers’ Federation (IDWF), in partnership with global football player union FIFPRO, the information resource will be a lasting tool for migrants in a context where their employment rights and conditions remain at risk. Read more...


14 December 2022 09:47

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) is outraged by the recent revelations of corruption charges in Europe. BWI condemns any attempt to sell out the human rights of workers, demands justice for migrant workers, and calls for swift actions to be taken to protect their rights before the Tournament ends. As we enter the final phase of the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar, neither the Qatari Government nor FIFA are delivering on their lofty promises to improve the conditions of migrant workers.
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09 December 2022 03:55

Responding to the tragic and fatal accident of a Filipino migrant worker at the World Cup training site in Qatar, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) calls for a minute of global silence in his memory, and for all migrant construction workers who died on the job to make the brightest sporting event in the world possible. Read more...


22 November 2022 13:57

As football fans worldwide cheer for their favorite teams competing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) urges all its trade union affiliates, partners, allies and friends to stand with migrant workers.
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18 November 2022 14:43

BWI will continue to stand with the migrant workers in Qatar beyond the 2022 World Cup and until their human rights are fully realised, protected, and respected.
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