Gender Equality

21 September 2021 09:11

BWI launches Women in Trades Global Research Report

 

In its effort to strengthen efforts to promote gender quality in the construction industry, BWI launched its Women in Trades Global Research Report to promote women’s access to skills trainings and secure their employment in the industry.
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14 September 2021 13:07

150 participants from the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions attended BWI’s successful Women in Trades Exchange as part of the global union’s effort to push forward its “Global Women In Trades Campaign.”Read more...


30 August 2021 05:17

The BWI Africa and Middle East strengthened its Regional Women’s Committee (RWC) by electing a new set of leaders and adopting key policy recommendations and action plans leading to the global union’s conference in the region and 5th Congress in 2022 in Madrid.Read more...


03 August 2021 05:55

My name is Rita Assis. I have been a woodworker for 38 years now. I have always believed in the role of trade unions to shape better working conditions. This is why I joined union mobilisations and struggles to demand improvements for our sector. I became a member of SOMSJOP on 12 December 1994, when I was working in a lumber company. In 1999, I was elected as Union Deputy Director, and in 2001, as Finance Secretary. Currently, I have the honour of occupying the presidency of the union.Read more...


19 July 2021 09:00

My name is Nancy Estepa. I have been a worker in Colombia’s cement industry for approximately 15 years. I have been a union leader for two years now.
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05 July 2021 07:04

Last 24 June, more than 180 women workers in BWI’s construction and building materials sectors gathered online to share their experiences and challenges in organising women in trades.
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02 July 2021 11:05

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) welcomed Mauritius’ ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work on 1 July.
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30 June 2021 11:45

As part of the global celebration regarding the entry into force of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on the violence and harassment in the world of work, BWI and its fellow global unions and federations launched a “Training of  Trainers” toolkit to fully integrate the instrument, as well as ILO Recommendation 206 to trade unions’ various work.
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30 June 2021 05:52

My name is Soledad Casals. I was born on 11 August, 1982. I am the third of 13 siblings. I am a 5th generation worker from a Brickworkers’ family. I am a mother of three girls and one boy, and have been married for fifteen years. As a brickworker, I represent the popular economy and I’m a proud member of the Bricks Industry of the Republic of Argentina Workers Union (UOLRA).Read more...