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08 April 2020 05:41

Pakistan: PFBWW demands protection for workers during pandemic

 

The Pakistan Federation of Building and Wood Workers (PFBWW) has expressed its concerns over the health and safety of workers who continue to work on construction projects linked to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).Read more...


07 April 2020 10:38

Message from Johan Lindholm BWI Vice-President for EuropeRead more...


07 April 2020 10:15

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has reportedly postponed the upcoming session of the annual International Labour Conference  which was originally scheduled for 25 May to 5 June in Geneva, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will now take place in June 2021. Read more...


07 April 2020 09:25

BWI affiliates report that it took more than two weeks of negotiations between the government and the construction sector to agree on the terms for the resumption of construction sites that were shut down as part of national efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read more...


07 April 2020 08:24

WI-affiliated trade unions, along with national trade union centres, have petitioned their governments to seek financial relief on behalf of workers affected by COVID-19 lockdowns in several South Asian countries. They said that the crisis has dire effects on the livelihood of millions, including daily wage earners and migrant workers. Read more...


07 April 2020 07:32

BWI affiliates expressed their deep concerns over reports of thousands of job losses in South Africa’s construction industry, which has been on 3-week shut down due to COVID-19. Read more...


06 April 2020 13:43

The Turkish Union of Road, Construction and Building Workers (YOL-IS), responding to reports that many health workers cannot go home and rest for fear that they might infect their families with COVID-19, has made its hotels, guesthouses and other social facilities in several cities available to the frontliners.Read more...


06 April 2020 10:16

An agreement was reached last week between the Macedonian government and trade unions, including BWI affiliates, ensuring that workers’ wages in the public and private sectors would not be reduced and/or terminated during the COVID-19 crisis.Read more...


06 April 2020 05:33

The Nepal Trade Union Centre (NTUC) and the Construction and Allied Workers' Union of Nepal (CAWUN) have demanded that the government address their serious concerns over the vulnerability of the workforce during the COVID-19 lockdown, including informal, migrant workers and health workers. Read more...