For Mary Jane, For All Migrant Workers
Continue the struggle for rights, life, dignity and against capitalist exploitation and abuse
IMA Statement for May 1, 2015
On with the struggle, on with victory for migrants and the people.
The International Migrants Alliance congratulates on this International Labor Day all workers and their many friends, supporters and advocates for building and winning a strong international campaign for fellow migrant worker, Mary Jane Veloso. Truly, the campaign for Mary Jane is a strong expression of international solidarity.
Mary Jane was a victim of human and drug trafficking. After languishing in jail for five long years waiting for her execution by firing squad, she had no one else to turn to. But Migrante International, a global alliance of Filipino migrant organizations and member of the IMA, took her case and, together with the Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers (ATKI-HK), Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (IMWU-HK) as well as migrant-serving institutions and Indonesia-based people’s organizations, took the lead in the campaign to save her life. Continue reading
Statement of the IMA for the May 2013 International Labour Day
End the Neoliberal Globalization Agenda Now!
Migrant and Local Workers: Unite and Collectively Fight for Rights, Lives and Dignity
Migrant workers all over the world will go out today to join their local brothers and sisters in celebrating the 2013 International Labor Day.
A momentous day to be celebrated by remembering the many victories of many years of united and collective struggle from the working class – livable wages, eight working hours, better working conditions, fair and just contracts, rights and welfare benefits. It is worthy to include in these victories those that have been won by migrant workers themselves – passage of international conventions and national laws aiming to protect the rights of migrants, increase in wages of a few sections of the migrant sector, recognition of domestic work as work, among many others.
Yet, such a momentous day deserves to be celebrated with renewed fervor and renewal of commitment from the International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA) as many of these rights and victories are being eroded. Continue reading
Statement of the International Migrants’ Alliance on the 2013 International Women’s Day
Fight for a better now! Rise and resist capitalist exploitation and abuse!
This shall be the call of the International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA) as we join the many working women around the world in commemorating the International Working Women’s Day this March 8, 2013.
We remember and continue to be inspired by the defiance of the women workers who fought for class and gender liberation when they struggled collectively against low wages, long working hours and oppressive working condition in the factories they worked in. Their defiance and struggle was what started and marked the International Working Women’s Day and it is what we aim to continue unto this day.
The active participation of our women and men members in the February 14, 2013 One Billion Rising campaign is a clear manifestation of our collective unity against exploitation and oppression of women. Continue reading
Justice for Rizana Nafeek! Justice for All Migrants in Jail!
Statement of the International Migrants’ Alliance on the
Saudi Arabia Execution of Rizana Nafeek
January 14, 2013
No child should be put in such a deplorable situation! No migrant should be denied her rights!
This is the statement of the International Migrants’ Alliance as it cries for justice for the death of Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan domestic worker who was put to death by beheading by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Not only are we saddened but angered by the sheer neglect by the KSA government, through its judiciary system, of Nafeek’s rights. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have reported that Nafeek was not with her lawyer all the time and that she was not given full translation assistance during the time of the investigation and of her hearing. Continue reading
No to modern-day slavery!Support the Filipino migrant workers’ class action against Grand Isle Shipyard
Statement of Support and Solidarity to the Former Migrant Workers against the Grand Isle Shipyard
January 3, 2012
The International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA), a global alliance of more than 100 grassroots migrant organizations and their support groups, stands in strong solidarity with the Filipino migrant workers who are now filing a class suit against the companies Grand Isle Shipyard, Black Elk Energy and DNR Offshore Crewing Services.
The Grand Isle Shipyard Company, a US-based company situated in Louisiana, hired and supplied Filipino migrant workers to oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly Black Elk Energy. The company apparently employed the said workers through DNR Offshore Crewing Services. Continue reading
Crear puestos de trabajo en casa. No a la migración laboral forzada. No al FMMD.
Veredicto de los migrantes en el FMMD:
Culpable de Violaciónes de los Derechos de los Migrantes
Declaración de la Alianza Internacional de Migrantes para el Día Internacional del Migrante 2012
18 de Diciembre 2012
Al conmemorar el 12 º año del Día Internacional del Migrante, la Alianza Internacional de Migrantes (IMA) saluda a todos los trabajadores migrantes, los refugiados, los desplazados y sus familia, asi como todo los que contribuimos a construir un movimiento por el reconocimiento, el respeto y la protección de nuestros derechos y dignidad.
En muchos países, las organizaciones de migrantes y sindicatos comprometidos cuestionamos a los gobiernos, tanto de los países emisores y receptores de migrantes para pedir la derogación de las políticas anti-migrantes, para abordar los problemas inmediatos y las campañas sobre los migrantes en peligro, elaborar alternativas y propuestas para resolver la migración forzada trabajo. Continue reading
Create jobs at home. No to forced labor migration. No to GFMD.
Migrants’ verdict on the GFMD: Guilty of Migrants’ Rights Violations
Statement of the International Migrants’ Alliance on the 2012 International Migrants Day
December 18, 2012
As we commemorate the 12th year of the International Migrants Day, the International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA) salutes all migrant workers, refugees, displaced peoples and their families as we all contribute to building a movement for the recognition, upholding and protection of our rights and dignity.
In many countries, migrant organizations and unions engage governments of both migrant-sending and receiving countries to challenge and call for the repeal of anti-migrant policies, to address immediate concerns and campaigns about imperiled migrants, devise alternatives and propositions to resolve forced labor migration. Continue reading