Migrant Worker Rights

05 December 2023 08:23

Qatar: Women migrant workers complete second round of skills training

 

The Women Community Leaders’ Forum in Qatar (WCLF-Q) celebrated the successful conclusion of its groundbreaking Basic Dressmaking Course. Read more...


02 December 2023 11:40

In light of the intensifying global climate crisis, BWI has prepared a fact sheet dedicated to protect the health and safety of workers, with a specific emphasis on migrant workers. Read more...


01 December 2023 06:29

With the start of the COP 28 in Dubai, the 12 million-strong Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) reminds everyone that the global climate crisis threatens the displacement of millions of working people, pushing many to seek overseas work due to extreme weather events.Read more...


29 November 2023 05:33

As world leaders prepare to set foot in Dubai - in the fastest warming region of the world - for the COP28, take a moment to reflect on what working in extreme heat is like. Join construction workers worldwide demanding urgent measures to protect workers from climate change-induced extreme heat. Read more...


22 November 2023 11:00

Geneva - 22 November 2023. This week marks one-year since the kick off of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. For more than a decade, BWI has worked with migrant workers in Qatar to enhance and protect their rights and conditions. Read more...


20 November 2023 23:44

On 17 November, more than 400 Filipino migrant construction, domestic, and hospitality workers joined the 2023 annual sports festival organised by the Bayanihan Qatar, a federation of 29 active Filipino migrant workers associations, including the Bayanihan ng mga Manggagawa sa Konstruksyon ng Qatar (BMKQ), the Qatar branch of the BWI-affiliated union Federation of Free Workers of the Philippines (FFWP) in construction, plus its nine (9) partner organisations.Read more...


27 July 2023 11:42

More than 70 trade union leaders from across India affiliated to BWI gathered From 26 to 27 July for the 30th meeting of the BWI’s Indian Affiliates Council (IAC) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.Read more...


19 July 2023 04:16

More than 1,000 members of the Construction Workers’ Union of Mauritius (CMWEU) and their National Federation CTSP on 15 July embarked on a one kilometer protest march from the CTSP National Centre to the Municipal Council to draw attention to the dismal plight of migrant workers in Mauritius’ construction industry.
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11 May 2023 03:13

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...