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21 May 2020 11:54

Surinamese workers to contest parliamentary election

 

The BWI-affiliated Progressive Trade Union Federation 47 (C-47) announced that it has fielded five (5) trade union leaders to vye for seats in the country’s parliamentary election on 25 May. Read more...


21 May 2020 03:13

The collapse of LafargeHolcim’s plan to sell its Philippine operations, after it failed to secure a regulatory clearance from the Philippine Competition Commission, has given workers from the cement giant’s Davao plant another shot at justice, according to the Davao Holcim Employees Workers Union-Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (DAHEWU-Sentro). Read more...


20 May 2020 10:17

On 18 of May, BWI affiliates from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine came together for an online conversation on COVID-19 and the world of work. The meeting was facilitated by BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson and BWI Regional Vice President Johan Lindholm.
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18 May 2020 11:48

On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBITI) on Sunday, BWI joined other global unions in reaffirming their commitment to make the world of work free from gender-based discrimination and violence, and ensure that all workers are treated equal regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
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18 May 2020 01:43

On 12 May, BWI held its second “How are you?” online conversation on COVID-19 and the world of work. The webinar brought together trade union leaders, officials, and activists from 11 Western European countries. It was opened by BWI Deputy Presidents Gail Cartmail and Dietmar Schäfers. Participants were recognised by BWI Regional Vice President Johan Lindholm, while BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson summarised the main points of the discussion. Read more...


18 May 2020 01:35

BWI’s International Youth Committee held an online meeting on 13 May. It discussed the urgent need to empower young people by helping them find their voice in the middle of a pandemic through popular mobilisations and campaigns.Read more...


15 May 2020 14:09

BWI on Friday released four (4) regional reports from the Africa-MENA, Asia-Pacific, Pan-Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean on its affiliates’ various responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more...


15 May 2020 10:28

BWI Africa and Middle East held its first “How are you?” COVID-19 online conversations on 5 May. Forty (40) unionists, (9) of whom were women, from Africa Anglophone speaking countries participated in the online event. BWI’s Regional and Global Team and partners in Africa namely, Bastian Schultz and Iris Nothofer from FES, Ole-Kristian Paulsen from Industri Energi, Simião Simbine from SASK and Hope Kabuchu from FNV) also joined the discussion. Read more...


14 May 2020 09:47

The Cement, Ceramics, Pottery and Glass Industry Workers' Union (CIMSE-IS) has opened its hotel in Ankara, Turkey to health care workers who cannot go home for fear of infecting their families with COVID-19.Read more...