Trade Union Rights

07 October 2022 06:49

Innovation in action: BWI affiliates campaign for improved labour standards

 

Demonstrating the value of union campaigns and mobilisations in pushing for the recognition and respect of labour rights, BWI’s Global Conference on Innovative Unionism held a session on 4 October for affiliates to share ground-breaking actions and strategies to improve labour standards and conditions.Read more...


05 October 2022 17:56

Members of BWI’s World Council on 5 October 2022 welcomed the signing of the first international framework agreement (IFA) outside of Europe with a multinational company.
 
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05 October 2022 06:51

The BWI Global Conference on Innovative Unionism got underway on 4 October 2022 bringing together affiliates from across the world to showcase innovative strategies, actions and approaches to effectively respond to the swiftly changing world of work.
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01 October 2022 03:04

As part of the national mobilisation called and organised by the CGT in France on 29 September 29, workers employed to build the Olympic Village in Paris went on strike to demand Effiage, the company that bagged the much sought-after infrastructure project, better wages and a share in the overall profits. Read more...


12 September 2022 06:33

The workers and management of the Sagrex Heidelbergcement company in Belgium reached a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 6 September after a week of strike actions from trade unions.Read more...


05 September 2022 08:03

150 workers have been on strike at the Sagrex-Heidelbergcement company in Belgium amidst a 31 August conciliation that has failed to deliver as expected. Read more...


01 September 2022 07:11

BWI’s Cambodian affiliate, the Building and Wood Workers’ Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC) made history on 30 August when it successfully formed the first ever local trade unions in the country’s challenging brick kiln industry. Read more...


16 August 2022 12:54

The BWI-affiliated Indian National Cement Workers Federation (INCWF) and the All India Cement Employees’ Federation (AICEF), along with other leading trade union federations, submitted a “joint charter of demands” to the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) regarding the provisions of the next wage increase agreement (1 April 2022–31 March 2026). Read more...


16 August 2022 04:13

Seventeen (17) organisers, including 5 women, and representing several Southeast and South Asian trade unions, met last 8-10 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a training and to strengthen coordination in the region under the BWI Global Organising Academy (GOA) Program.Read more...