Rights

03 August 2022 06:02

International Youth Day 2022

 

To celebrate the International Youth Day on 12 August, BWI is calling on its affiliates, partners, and young workers to take action under the theme “Youth in Unions to Take Part and Build the Future!." BWI urges all to amplify the voice of the youth in unions; enhance youth presence within union structures, and to give more power, space and opportunities to young workers to take action, and to campaign for better working conditions, safe and permanent jobs and a decent future for all. Read more...


01 August 2022 06:08

Last 26 July, 350 construction workers building a coal-fired power plant in South Sumatra, Indonesia went on strike over failure of their company to provide job protection guarantees. Read more...


29 July 2022 05:15

Thousands of Panamanian have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest their government’s inability to address the country’s economic crisis.
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29 July 2022 04:26

Trade unions from Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe held a successor generation workshop on 18-20 July in Nairobi, Kenya to build and develop second-line leaders among their members in the youth and women sectors. Read more...


27 July 2022 09:41

After a long struggle, Peruvian trade unions won the workers’ right to retire at the age of 55 with at least 15 years of contribution to the public pension system. Read more...


25 July 2022 07:30

An Indonesian migrant worker in Malaysia who was caned after being wrongly convicted for being an illegal alien was acquitted by the Tawau High Court in Sabah on 22 July.

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19 July 2022 06:15

Various trade unions, human rights groups and civil society organisations closed ranks to condemn the whipping of migrant worker Sabri bin Umar at the Tawau Prison in Malaysia. The groups said that the whipping has been carried out despite a pending appeal. Read more...


18 July 2022 03:56

The 15th Meeting of the BWI Regional Women Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (RWC-LAC) on June 30 presented the scope and achievements of the global union in the region on gender policy, trainings, organisation, advocacy and participation of women workers in trade unions from 2018 to 2022. Read more...


15 July 2022 01:09

Doha – a federation of more than 20 Filipino community organisations in Qatar has proven once again that the spirit of ‘bayanihan’ is alive in many Filipino residents in the country, as fourteen (14) member-organisations supported and participated in the federation’s outreach program this year benefiting distressed overseas Filipino workers sheltered at Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)’s facility.Read more...