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02 April 2020 07:55

BWI and ILO to conduct COVID-19 online training conferences

 

The BWI Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean together with the Regional Office of the International Labor Organization (ILO) are planning to hold online training conferences and meetings for Latin American trade union leaders. The objective is to train trade union leaders on how to respond to the COVID-19 crisis from a “decent work” perspective.Read more...


02 April 2020 07:39

The National Federation of Construction, Wood and Building Materials Workers (FENTICOMMC), BWI’s affiliate in the Dominican Republic, has organized “workers’ brigades which distributed 2,300 bags of food and other supplies to construction workers.Read more...


02 April 2020 06:29

The Colombian Association of Construction, Building Materials and Woodworkers (INTERGREMIAL) reported that Columbian workers are not equally protected and compensated by the government in the fight against COVID-19.
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02 April 2020 05:53

While Malaysia has been in lockdown since 18 March to stop the spread of COVID-19, more than 200 timber mills across the country have been given work stoppage exemptions, leaving thousands of migrant workers concerned about their health and safety.Read more...


01 April 2020 07:16

BWI affiliates in Venezuela reported that they are complying with the government’s COVID-19 measures to prevent the spread of the virus in their country. Read more...


01 April 2020 06:47

The National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Works (NUCECFWW) in Nigeria expressed its shock and disappointment this week over a company’s refusal to comply with the government’s directive to shut down all workplaces as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...


01 April 2020 06:13

The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBU) reported this week that it is continuing its work of reaching out to workers, particularly to construction workers, on ways how they can ensure their good health and safety, and secure their incomes and other means of livelihood.Read more...


01 April 2020 05:45

BWI’s Italian affiliate, FILLEA-CGIL published a letter this week informing migrant construction workers of the benefits they are entitled to during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more...


31 March 2020 11:43

While Indonesia has a Health Quarantine Law, the government has yet to implement a lockdown and temporary close workplaces to protect its citizen from Covid-19. This was reportedly widely criticised by the public, particularly by trade unions which viewed it as prioritising big business interests over and above public health. Read more...