Rights

04 May 2019 23:00

BWI stands united for decent work and health and safety in forest-based industries

Participants of the Child Labour Marathon

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23 April 2019 13:20

On 12 April 2019, the Kyrgyz governmental working group on amending the trade union laws published its latest draft law on trade union rights. The proposal will seriously hinder the possibilities to organise and bargain collectively.
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17 April 2019 06:47

The BWI European Regional Youth Assembly was held on 10-14 April 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden hosted by BWI Swedish affiliates. The youth delegates representing twenty unions from fifteen countries throughout Europe elected six members of the regional committee. The delegates also elected Jakob Wagner of BYGGNADS-Sweden as the Chair.Read more...


17 April 2019 06:46

Participants at the first European Regional Youth Assembly that took place in Stockholm, Sweden partook in an action at Sergel square at the city centre to protest the high level of deadly workplace accidents in the construction sector and send a clear message that every worker has the right to safe working conditions, as the right to live comes before profit.Read more...


15 April 2019 06:44

13 April: Today the Korean Construction Workers’ Union (KCWU) affiliated to the Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Unions (KFCITU) held a rally demanding the government guarantee construction workers basic labor rights in front of Namdaemun on April 13th. Then they marched to join more than 20,000 at the main rally organized by its national center, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU). The key demands of the main rally included ratify ILO core convention including conventions 87 and 98; amend Article 2 of the Labour Union Act; and guarantee specially-employed workers such as self-employed, contractor, and “misclassified” workers basic labor rights.”Read more...


05 April 2019 19:44

On 4 April 2019 BWI affiliates---UOCRA, UECARA, FOCRA, and USIMRA---in Argentina joined trade unions in other sectors marched to protest against adjustment policies of Mauricio Macri’s government.Read more...


21 March 2019 19:48

Under the banner of “Stop Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace: Causes and Consequences” BWI affiliates in European Regional Women’s Committee Group 6 (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia) met at Hotel Granit-Ohrid from 16-17 March to discuss the implementation of BWI’s campaign to stop Gender-Based Violence as part of BWI’s global convergence number 4.Read more...


17 March 2019 10:34

The members of the Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Union (KFCITU) of South Korea led by Kim Kyung Shin, Chair of the BWI Asia Pacific Regional Women’s Committee and member of the BWI World Board participated in the 2019 International Women’s Day mobilization organized by KFCITU’s national center, the Korean Construction Trade Unions.Read more...


11 March 2019 06:09

In celebration of 2019 International Women’s Day, BWI will showcase a series of #Herstories by women trade union members and activists fighting against gender-based violence and campaigning for gender equality.Read more...