Migrant Workers' Rights

31 August 2021 06:39

Migrant workers can now become trade unionists even before entering Germany

 

As part of the various efforts to protect the rights of migrant construction workers in Germany, the IG Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt (IG BAU) launched an innovative form of trade union membership wherein a migrant worker can become a member of the union even before arriving in the country.
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30 August 2021 11:59

The Ministry for Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) and the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) organised a Community Leaders’ Forum on 27 August in Doha, Qatar. Read more...


26 August 2021 08:08

The Ukraine, Building Workers Union (PROFBUD) last 19 August held its annual migration conference which focused on ways to address problems of migrant workers from Ukraine amidst and after the pandemic.
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02 July 2021 03:46

Hundreds of Cambodian workers return to their country after Thailand imposed a military-style lockdown of all its construction sites to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read more...


28 June 2021 05:03

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and the Building and Woodworkers Industrial Council of Thailand (BWICT) express their serious concerns over Thailand’s militarist approach in managing the spread of COVID-19 among workers. Read more...


09 June 2021 09:19



The Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) held a webinar on the plight of third country nationals (TCN) working in Europe last 2 June. 
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02 June 2021 03:40

The European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) released a joint paper on the migration of third country nationals to Europe.
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19 May 2021 09:11

Recognising the achievements of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) in improving the plight of migrant workers in Qatar who laboured the 2022 World Cup infrastructure, the Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) put forward a list of proposals for the effective enforcement of labour reforms in the country.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...