Trade Union Rights

13 March 2024 04:35

A Call to Action: Cease the Persecution of SUNTRACS! End Union-busting in Panama!

 

Trade unionism is a right, not a crime. The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) vehemently condemns the relentless attacks against the Single Union of Construction and Similar Industries of Panama (SUNTRACS).Read more...


12 March 2024 05:35

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) BWI, the Global Union Federation encompassing 361 trade unions representing 12 million workers in the building, building materials, wood, forestry, and allied sectors across 115 countries, vehemently condemns the attacks against the Single Union of Construction and Similar Industries of Panama (SUNTRACS), which unfolded in months-long blatant acts of aggression culminating with the recent atrocious attacks on its regional office during the night of March 10.Read more...


11 March 2024 06:49

Recognising the pivotal milestones achieved and the indispensable role played by Myanmar's trade union movement, notably the Building and Woodworkers Federation of Myanmar (BWFM) within the Confederation of Trade Union Myanmar (CTUM), the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) in the Asia Pacific, in collaboration with UNI APRO, Education International (EI APRO), and IndustriALL Southeast Asia, has published a new report titled "The Struggle Worth Fighting For: The Myanmar Union Activists' Extraordinary Resilience in the Pursuit of Democracy."Read more...


04 March 2024 01:21

"Nothing about the Amazon without the Amazonians." This was the message carried at the meeting of the Amazonian Trade Union Network, held in September 2023 in Belém, Brazil. Read more...


06 February 2024 06:52

Nationwide strikes swept across Finland, which garnered support from the global labour movement, including the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), as thousands of Finnish workers on 1 February 2024 reportedly protested against proposed labour market reforms.
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21 January 2024 17:16

The BWI-affiliated TARIM ORMAN-IS, a member of the BIRLESIK KAMU-IS confederation, played a key role in a successful campaign against a policy that imposed a 2 percent sector threshold on public unions to qualify for "collective bargaining union support."Read more...


19 January 2024 00:27


BWI calls on its affiliates to send solidarity videos to the Argentinean comrades and to organise marches to the Argentinean embassies in their countries on 24 January to show our solidarity with the workers and trade unions who are fighting to defend their rights and democracy.
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14 January 2024 08:07

Two years since trade unions in Kyrgyzstan successfully fought the adoption of a law “on trade unions," which would have significantly restricted trade union rights in the country, they now face unprecedented pressure and interference from their government.Read more...


21 December 2023 13:17

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and LabourStart urgently call on you to join us in demanding that the Panamanian government respect the freedom of association and stop persecuting trade unions.Read more...