Trade Union Rights

27 September 2018 08:10

CFMEU fight charges against trade union official

 

Jason O’Mara, a branch secretary at the Australian Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), has appeared in a preliminary hearing before a Canberra court on criminal charges of alleged cartel conduct. The CFMEU held a rally outside the court house in which hundreds of construction workers joined in solidarity with O’Mara.Read more...


27 June 2018 06:42

Joint Media Release: The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and Public Services International (PSI) Asia Pacific Regional OrganisationsRead more...


16 May 2017 03:49

The Turkish Wood Workers Union (AGAC-IS) went on strike on 12 May demanding a pay increase and to defend their right to collective bargaining.Read more...


11 May 2017 05:12

Han Sang Gyun, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), is the recipient of the annual Febe Velasquez Trade Union Award, awarded in absentia at the FNV Congress Read more...


08 May 2017 03:41

On November 5th , 2015, Brazil was shocked to hear the news on the collapse of the Fundão dam, at the Germano plant in the city of Mariana, state of Minas Gerais. The dam was the responsibility of the company Samarco whose owners are the Brazilian Vale S.A. and the Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton. Read more...


20 April 2017 05:07

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) has followed with big concern the legislative initiatives promoted by the Brazilian Government in labor relations and social security.Read more...


21 March 2017 09:28

Workers at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) are elated, after their almost two week-long picket has now resulted in all workers being paid their back wages this morning. Members of the Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union (STIEU) have endured baking tropical heat and have survived off donations and collective goodwill and solidarity, demonstrating to SFI that they will not back down.Read more...


17 March 2017 09:25

Johannesburg in South Africa and the Cradle Moon Lakeside Lodge hosted from 6 to 7 March the evaluation and redesigning workshop of the BWI-Union to Union – SBTF trade union development project for Africa. Read more...


16 March 2017 14:47

Workers at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) in Sipitang, Sabah have been picketing for eight days now, demanding action on unpaid wages, health and safety and union recognition. They have not yet received their wages from last month and their employer retirement contributions have gone unpaid since November 2016. Read more...