Rights

23 January 2023 07:00

BWI and SUNTRACS visit Panama’s Metro line 3 project

 

Last 19-20 January, BWI and the National Union of Workers of Construction and Similar Industries (SUNTRACS) visited the Metro Line 3 construction site in Panama and had a meeting with its workers and management.
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20 December 2022 05:56

Finishing 2002 strong, BWI’s Global Organising Academy (GOA) on 14 December held an Organising Forum which was attended by 91 trade unionists from the regions of Africa and the Middle East (AME), Pan Europe (PEU), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and Asia Pacific (AP).
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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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12 December 2022 14:01

Peruvian trade unionists lamented the political crisis that is shaking their country and how the legislative branch is not representative of the interests of the working people. Read more...


10 December 2022 04:41

On the occasion of the 2022 International Human Rights Day, which also culminates this year’s 16 Days of Trade Union Activism on Violence Against Women, BWI publicly shared a resolution it passed during its 5th World Congress last October condemning the state violence directed against the women of Iran.
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10 December 2022 03:06

BWI Statement on the 2022 International Human Rights Day Read more...


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...


07 December 2022 07:29

The International Labour Organization (ILO) on 6 December opened its 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) in Singapore and brought together the ILO’s tripartite constituents representing Governments, workers and employers from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States, as well as representatives of international organisations and civil society.Read more...