The BWI strongly condemns the cynical refusal of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia to rescue migrants drifting outside of their shores. The right to seek asylum and to flee war, conflict and repression is a human right that all countries must recognise.
On Tuesday the 19th about 370 people were rescued by local fishermen off the coast [...]
Ten years ago, migrant workers in South Korea joined together and established the Migrant Trade Union (MTU) to fight exploitation and crackdown against migrant workers in the country.
The union is today affiliated to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) but has still not gotten legal recognition from the government. The case has been pending [...]
The BWI is deeply shocked by the hundreds of lives perished when a boat full of migrants and refugees on the way to Europe capsized off the coast of Libya this past Sunday.
Up to 700 people are feared dead. If the death toll is confirmed, it is the deadliest so far in a series of [...]
Indian Workers stranded in Saudi Arabia get union help (Comments Off)
43 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia finally received their unpaid wages after successful intervention from the Indian construction workers union TKTMS, a BWI affiliate.
Saudi Arabia is one of the major countries of destination for Indian migrant workers who continue to face violations of their basic rights. The 43 workers were in Saudi Arabia on a [...]
Migrant Workers’ (Internal and International) Issues Dominate AIKTMS International Youth Day celebrations (Comments Off)
Addressing union members (including newly recruited migrants from outside the state of Tamil Naud) at the AIKTMS International Youth Day event, General Secretary, Panneerselvam stated “Young (internal) migrant workers constitute the major workforce of the Indian construction industry and therefore all efforts should be directed towards their treatment at par with the locals, including access [...]
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- Nicaraguan Migrant Worker saids, “I am the union.”
- BWI Assists the Repatriation of Indian Migrant Workers in Iraq
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8/26/14 •Nicaragua: “Yo soy el sindicato”, dice un trabajador migrante de la construcción.
8/26/14 •Nicaraguan Migrant Worker saids, “I am the union.”
8/12/14 •BWI Assists the Repatriation of Indian Migrant Workers in Iraq
8/11/14 •Assisting Indian Migrant Workers on Foreign Soil: Hajra Salam’s Journey
7/03/14 •“Estoy dispuesto a sindicalizarme”, expresa un migrante nicaragüense
5/20/15 •BWI urge ASEAN member states to end humanitarian crisis of migrants
5/15/15 •Migrant Trade Union in South Korea still Fighting for Union Recognition
4/20/15 •BWI Calls for Immediate Action to Address the Crisis in the Mediterranean
4/16/15 •Indian Workers stranded in Saudi Arabia get union help
9/01/14 •Migrant Workers’ (Internal and International) Issues Dominate AIKTMS International Youth Day celebrations