R.C. Khuntia, Vice-President of BWI who is currently member of the Indian Parliament (Upper House) raised questions pertaining to Indian migrants from the Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs in the Parliament. His questions were tabled on 06 February 2014. It is worth mentioning that the BWI and its affiliated unions have been raising issues and [...]
Last Friday, February 7th another worker died in the works of the stadiums that will host matches of the World Cup 2014. The Portuguese worker, José Antonio Pita Martins, 55 years old, succumbed to injuries caused by the accident that happened when he was disassembling a crane. The worker was employed by the company Martifer [...]
UNIA Continues to Fight for Migrant Workers Rights (Comments Off)
This article was written by Adam Rogalewski, a Polish speaking organizer for UNIA. His main responsibility has been to outreach and organize migrant workers from Poland.
2013 was particularly successful for the Swiss Trade Union UNIA in their outreach to migrant workers in Switzerland. Within that period UNIA efficiently implied firm solutions in tackling the [...]
“Give Visibility to the Invisible” was the pronounced message emerging from a one-day consultation with the Central Trade Unions of India held on January 8, 2014 organized by BWI in collaboration with FES. Also participated in the meeting were representatives of several NGOs including Migrang Forum in Asia.
The event was conducted in parallel [...]
UNIA launches pro-migrant campaign in Switzerland (Comments Off)
“Migrants work in Switzerland because we need them,” BWI’s Swiss affiliate UNIA declared during a symbolic action of workers from the cleaning sector at the Parliamentary Square in Zurich on International Migrant Day on Wednesday 18 December.
The background is that the Swiss right wing party is trying to restrict immigration to Switzerland by introducing [...]
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