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17 October 2019 13:59

BWI Releases study on future of construction workers

 

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...


29 April 2018 08:55

For the first time, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) commemorated International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) in Qatar by supporting the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA) 2nd National OSH Conference and participating in various site-level activities to raise awareness on safety and health. Read more...


15 May 2017 03:35

The Construction Workers’ Union of the Republic of Argentina (UOCRA) is organizing an International Film Festival about work dedicated to promote and give visibility to socio-labor issues.Read more...