Rights

14 January 2021 04:17

Malaysian unions oppose parliament suspension

 

Malaysian trade unions have joined hands in opposing the suspension of the country’s parliament until August 2021 as part of a proclamation of national emergency to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...


07 January 2021 12:44

BWI condemns in the strongest possible terms the arrest of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) Chairperson Carol Ng and at least 50 other democracy activists under Hong Kong’s national security law (NSL).Read more...


05 January 2021 11:38

Amidst the possible imposition of a new COVID-19 lockdown in Panama this January, the Union of Construction Workers of Panama (SUNTRACS) sustained its street protests and mobilisations calling on the government to respect trade union autonomy and the reabsorption to their jobs of workers who were suspended as a result of the pandemic. Read more...


18 December 2020 06:22

On International Migrants Day, IOE and BWI publish a joint statement on the essential role of migrant workers during the pandemic and the need to provide greater social protection to them in these uncertain times. Read more...


17 December 2020 04:40

BWI affiliates in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Russia led the 16 Days of Trade Union Activism on Violence against Women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia amidst increasing gender-based violence and gender pay gap in the region.
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17 December 2020 03:49

BWI asked the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 15 December to explain the mass termination of 2,410 workers at the Karot Hydropower Project, a mega infrastructure project that it is financing in Pakistan. Read more...


14 December 2020 06:39

Cambodian workers employed in 10 brick kiln factories in the country joined BWI’s 16 Days of Trade Union Activism on Violence against Women (VAW). Read more...


14 December 2020 05:44

Young trade unionists from BWI Africa and the Middle East channled their musical talents and creativity by offering this beautiful music video that draws attention to the situation of workers in the region amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
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14 December 2020 03:31

Describing the increasing violence against women as COVID-19’s “second wave,” BWI Africa and Middle East capped its 16-Day campaign against gender-based violence with a regional webinar held on 8 December. Read more...