Rights

22 October 2020 02:59

Crane operators' groundbreaking special collective agreement signed in Israel

 

On October 14, for the first time, the Construction and Wood Workers Union and the Crane Operators' Organization signed special collective agreements with the management of the M.A. Kogan and Crane Operators of Ocean LTD. The agreements deal with workforce services in the field of crane operation.
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22 October 2020 02:32

"We may be observing physical distancing, but workers will never be distant from one another.” This was the statement issued by BWI Latin American and Carribean Representative Nilton Fretias after BWI-affiliated trade unions in the region released two series of “workers’ action bulletins” in August.Read more...


18 October 2020 22:18

Workers employed at the ARTESCO in Peru, a subsidiary of Staedtler Germany, held a protest action last week in front of their company's facilities due to the breakdown of collective bargaining negotiations, suspension of union members during the COVID-19 lockdown and other anti-union practices. Read more...


18 October 2020 22:18

Workers employed by Faber-Castell (FC), one of the world's largest and oldest manufacturers of pens, pencils and other office supplies, are asking their company to heed their demands for better pay and working conditions. Read more...


18 October 2020 22:18

“Gender-based Violence is being considered a “second pandemic” in the region.” This was the statement issued by Fabiana Santos, President of BWI’s Regional Women’s Committee (RWC) in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Santos, who is also the Chair of the Group of 28 (Central America) and from FENTICOMMC-Dominican Republic, made the remark during a 29 September RWC meeting.Read more...


16 October 2020 07:14

To fully adapt to the new normal imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trade Union of Forestry, Wood and Paper Processing of the Republic of Srpska organised a seminar on 10 October on the basics of webinars among its youth and women members. Read more...


16 October 2020 04:58

The Global IKEA Union Network held a meeting last 12 October wherein different trade unions discussed the situation of workers employed at IKEA factories and suppliers in different countries, its connection to global labour trends and ways to move forward. Read more...


15 October 2020 04:09

Poland is the latest country visited by BWI and its “IKEA Workers’ Caravan of Stories,” a campaign to enable IKEA workers in different countries to share with one another their working lives and experiences. In an industrial factory in Zbaszynek, 3,400 workers produce furniture for IKEA. The said workers are organised by two trade unions, Budowlani and Solidarnosc, with the latter also doing organising work among IKEA retail workers. Read more...


14 October 2020 03:58


Twenty-nine (29) workers of the Sumsel 1 PLTU, all members of the SERBUK PT GPEC have returned to work after they were sent home after their company stopped its operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The union marks their members’ return to work as a new chapter of success in their struggle for full trade union rights. Read more...