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Published on 19 September 2017 05:05

INDIA: 5000 Odisha State electricity workers demand living wages

On 14 September Odisha State electricity workers held a protest in the state capital Bhubanewar, demanding a massive wage hike (an increase from 4000 rupees per month to 18,000 per month) and the regularisation of outsourced employees. Read more...


Published on 19 September 2017 03:40

On Thursday 14 September, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held its meeting behind closed doors, workers and trade union leaders gathered in Lima, Peru to demand justice for South Korean construction workers. Read more...


Published on 18 September 2017 14:06

BWI Panama welcomed the visit of Daniel Diverio, General Secretary of SUNCA Uruguay. This fruitful working trip, held on the week of September 11th, 2017 was an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences. Read more...


Published on 18 September 2017 13:05

The BWI Africa and Middle East Region in partnership with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) held the first training workshop on FSC awareness course for BWI affiliates in Southern Africa. Read more...


Published on 18 September 2017 07:55

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson addressed shop stewards, lodge and local leaders, and members of the Wood, Pulp and Paper Council of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (Machinists) at its first Wood, Pulp and Paper Council Conference. Read more...


Published on 18 September 2017 02:39

400,000 workers rallied in 192 different locations in France on 12 September last week in opposition to new labour reforms proposed by New French President Emmanuel Macron, and over the following days the CGT called 4,000 strikes across the country. Read more...


Published on 18 September 2017 01:15

New French President Emmanuel Macron has begun reforming the Labour Code without adopting workers’ demands, according to the national centre of one of BWI’s affiliate, the La Confédération française démocratique du travail (CFDT), in a press release. Read more...


Published on 14 September 2017 15:07

The BWI has partnered with the labour NGO 'Citizen's Space' in order to organize a meeting to bottom-up trade union strategies for the inclusion of workers with disabilities. Read more...


Published on 12 September 2017 14:09

Colombia being one of the countries that show signs of growth in the first half of 2017 despite the slowdown and the decrease of public and private investment in various sectors of the industry, she was selected for a meeting between Trade Union actors national affiliated to the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (CSA) and the global union federations, including the IndustriALL, UNI, IPS, ITF, BWI and the IUF in addition to the Confederación Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT) and the Confederation of Workers of Colombia (CTC). Read more...