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14 May 2020 06:32

Arab women among most vulnerable to COVID-19

 

COVID-19 knows no race, gender and age. However, the impact of the pandemic is much greater on working women than men in the Arab region.
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13 May 2020 13:11

Rakennusliitto, the Finnish Construction Workers’ Union, is concerned about the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on job sites and in accommodations and a possible “second wave” if the country is re-opened to Schengen countries as scheduled on 14 May. They argue that there are not yet strong, effective health and safety protections for construction workers.Read more...


13 May 2020 08:22

The Confederation of Forest Workers (CTF) of Chile, the Federation of MASISA Workers (FETRAMAS) and the National Federation of Industrial Trade Unions of ARAUCO (FENASID) said that they were able to secure the workers’ safe transportation, reduce common spaces, improve occupational hygiene measures and ensure the non-reduction of wages, even for those who were given teleworking options, during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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13 May 2020 08:10

On 9 May, the BWI-affiliated Bandhkam Mazdoor Sangathan (BMS) organised a webinar titled “Construction workers’ safety, health and welfare in the context of COVID 19” in Gujarat, a western state of India.Read more...


12 May 2020 15:29

Twenty-five trade unions from India, Nepal and Bangladesh joined the yearly event to send a strong message that unions stand in solidarity with workers amidst a global health crisis. Read more...


11 May 2020 19:06

The Building and Wood Workers’ International, together with IndustriAll Global Union and the EFBWW, calls in a joint statement addressed to the shareholders of the LafargeHolcim Annual General Meeting to be held on 12 of May 2020 to prioritize the protection of employment, income and the health and safety of all those who work for them worldwide.Read more...


11 May 2020 09:20

In a survey it conducted with more than a thousand workers, BWI-affiliated FNV Bouwen en Wonen reported that COVID-19 health and safety protocols are not strictly observed in the construction industry. Read more...


09 May 2020 05:49

Pakistani union reaches agreement covering workers at the World Bank-funded Tarbela Dam

With the Pakistani government recognising the construction sector as an essential industry vital to keep the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, construction work fully resumed in many parts of Pakistan.
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08 May 2020 10:10

The Latin American and Caribbean union leaders met online to define future trade union actions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The leaders agreed to devise tactics to continue their trade union work despite the lockdowns and paralysis of many industries. Read more...