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28 November 2019 13:05

Publication on Wages in the BWI Sectors in Pan-Europe Released

 

At the recent BWI European Regional Committee that took place in Moldova on 14 November released a study entitled, “Mapping Effectiveness of Wage policies in construction and building materials sectors in Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.Read more...


14 November 2019 09:06

The BWI affiliate Histadrut Construction and Allied Industries Workers Union strengthened its international work during its 14th Congress held in Tel Aviv last 24 October. Its various Congress resolutions outlined the innovative union work that it plans to implement and the presence of 33-strong delegation of other BWI affiliates from 16 countries clearly highlighted its commitment to international cooperation and solidarity. Yitzhak Moyal was re-elected as the union president for another five-year term. Read more...


17 October 2019 13:59

The BWI released a scientific study entitled, “National and International Impact of Digitalization on Workers in Construction”.Read more...


10 October 2019 09:38

Under the banner of “Together for Tomorrow in Solidarity and Justice” the 478 delegates of the 24th ordinary Congress of IG Metall, Germany, held on 6-9 of October 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany, re-elected Jörg Hofmann with 71 percent of votes as First Chairman. Christiane Benner was elected with 87 percent of votes as Second Chairman and Jürgen Kerner as the treasurer of IG Metall with 95 percent of votes. Ralf Kutzner, Wolfgang Lemb, Irene Schulz, and Hans-Jürgen Urban were re-elected as managing directors of IG Metall. Read more...


10 October 2019 09:25

The Global Power Trade Union (GPTU) held its 6th Congress in Washington, D.C., United States from 6 to 9 October 2019, hosted by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, under the banner of Global Perspectives and Global Objectives. More than 70 representatives from trade unions representing workers in the electrical industry including BWI affiliates such as the Electrical Trades Union of Australia, the Danish Union of Electricians, and UNITE the Union, participated in a series of discussions with the goal of “striving to be more inclusive and complete.”
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12 June 2018 10:10

New advice to FIFA on the World Cup 2018 and 2026 Bid EvaluationRead more...


07 June 2018 11:26

The BWI today launches a report that reveals serious violations of workers’ rights at the stadium construction sites for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Read more...


05 June 2018 22:30

On 5 June 2018, the Swiss National Compact Point (NCP) responsible for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises concluded its follow-up on the BWI complaint against FIFA that focused on the 2020 World Cup Games in Qatar.
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07 May 2018 15:26

April 30 2018 - On the eve of May Day in Doha, close to 200 participants attended the BWI “Community Leaders Forum on Workers’ Welfare in the Construction and Allied Sectors” in Doha, Qatar.Read more...