Rights

15 July 2024 03:35

Ghana: Union harnesses youth’s innovative and visionary leadership

 

The BWI-affiliated Timber and Wood Workers’ Union (TWU) of TUC-Ghana has emerged as a beacon of success in integrating innovative and visionary youth leadership in the trade union movement. This was highlighted during evaluation workshops held from 29 June 29 to 2 July 2024, in Accra.Read more...


09 July 2024 06:22

Johannesburg, South Africa — The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) held a Policy Conference on 11-13 June at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg. The event saw participation from key stakeholders, including Garikanai Shoko, the Assistant Regional Representative for Africa and the Middle East from the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI).Read more...


09 July 2024 06:04

Continuing with our “hold the line” articles which were part of this year’s celebration of women’s month last March, we share the story of trade union leader Eva Atobrah Agyekum, an administrative assistant at the National Secretariat of the Timber and Wood Workers Union (TWU) of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) – Ghana, a BWI wood and forestry affiliate.Read more...


04 July 2024 04:04

In an effort to share challenges and opportunities for women from BWI sectors in the Middle East and North Africa, a regional meeting of the Women's Network, a collaboration between the BWI MENA region and Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), took place in Jordan on 6 and 7 June 2024. Read more...


26 June 2024 01:33

After years of tireless advocacy by the BWI-affiliated Construction Workers’ Union of Mauritius (CMWEU) and its federation, the Confédération des travailleurs des secteurs public et privé (CTSP), the government has introduced several new benefits aimed at supporting families. Read more...


18 June 2024 07:23

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) extends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the migrant workers who tragically lost their lives in the fire incident in Mangaf, Kuwait. Read more...


18 June 2024 06:49

In the first two weeks of June, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) joined government, employer, and worker delegates from 187 Member States at the 112th International Labour Conference, with more than 50 representatives of its affiliates at the conference.
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13 June 2024 03:34

BWI and the Labour Ministry of Qatar jointly launched an information and education campaign dubbed “Mastering Heat Stress” to manage heat stress in the workplaces and to achieve a safe and healthy working environment for migrant workers in Qatar.Read more...


07 June 2024 06:20

The Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) has released a comprehensive report detailing the severe exploitation of Vietnamese and Indian workers at the Linglong tire factory construction site in Zrenjanin, SerbiaRead more...