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28 September 2022 08:28

BWI gathers industry players building Olympics, Grand Paris Express infra

 

In its effort to set up an international quality label for future mega sporting events, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) on 22 September successfully gathered key industry players working on the various infrastructure in France related to the 2024 Olympic Games and the Grand Paris Express.
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21 September 2022 13:36

The Société du Grand Paris (SGP), the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and its affiliated French trade unions have signed a charter on social commitments related to the Grand Paris Express (GPE) following a joint international visit to the construction site of the future Gustave-Roussy station in Villejuif, France. This is the first time that an international visit took place at the said site. Read more...


16 August 2022 05:00

BWI, together with the general secretaries, education officers, shop stewards, project coordinators and representatives of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), IndustriAll, the Africa Development Bank, 3F, and other stakeholders, held a two-day hybrid network meeting on how to engage Chinese multinational companies (MNCs) in the region last 28-29 July in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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13 August 2022 16:31

In the 100-day countdown for a decent work legacy, the SC standards, enforcement mechanisms and implementation capacity which included the involvement of migrant workers in the process through the Workers Welfare Forums, should be enacted across the country and through all construction projects.Read more...


25 July 2022 03:35

In an attempt to strengthen their organising work in mega construction projects, Trade unions in East Africa beefed up their research work on international financial institutions (IFIs), particularly those that fund Chinese infrastructure projects.Read more...


06 July 2022 04:12

BWI has partnered with the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) to take stock of various worker experiences with global infrastructure developments.  Read more...


04 July 2022 10:36

As part of the Building and Woodworkers’ International’s (BWI) Global Conference on the Belt and Road Initiative held in the Philippines last June, trade unionists from different parts of the world joined a field visit to the country’s first ever Metro Manila Subway Project. Read more...


22 June 2022 04:54

An agreement was signed on 21 June between construction unions, FeNEAL, the Italian Federation of Construction and Allied Workers (FILCA), The Italian Federation of Wood, Building and Allied Workers (FILLEA), and the Italian Footballers’ Association and the Italian Football Coaches’ Association to promote the rights and dignity of workers employed at major sports infrastructure projects. Read more...


15 June 2022 04:44

“Chinese MNCs’ treatment of workers depends on the strength of unionists.” This was the takeaway point made by trade unionists who attended BWI’s Global Conference on China’s Belt and Road Initiative.Read more...