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Published on 19 May 2017 13:35

Malaysia: STIEU win at Court of Appeal!

A few hours ago leaders of the Sabah Timber Industry Employees’ Union (STIEU) emerged from the Court of Appeal in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia), elated from the news that Sabah Forest Industries’ (SFI) latest attempt to frustrate union recognition had been thrown out by the Court. Read more...


Published on 12 May 2017 05:20

More than 200 timber mill workers remain locked out at Australia’s largest plywood mill at Myrtleford, Victoria, after failing to meet an agreement with the company. The mill is owned by the New Zealand multinational timber firm Carter Holt Harvey (CHH), who have a record of lockouts and poor faith in collective bargaining negotiations. Read more...


Published on 18 April 2017 12:17

The BWI recently completed a solidarity mission to Ankara, Turkey, on April 10th and 11th 2017. The delegation included BWI President Per Olof Sjoo, Assistant Education Secretary Jasmin Rezpedovic, Vasyl Andreyev, PROFBUD President, Ukraine, and Co- Chair of the BWI Ad-hoc Working Group on Youth, and Dr. Fabiola Mieres, Global Project Coordinator. Gülsah Doruk, BWI's Project Coordinator in Turkey worked with BWI's Turkish affiliates in the preparations of the mission. Read more...


Published on 03 February 2017 10:11

BWI presents a position paper to contribute to the global discussions on measurement of the conditions of forestry workers towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more...


Published on 03 February 2017 09:19

Today at a meeting in Jogjakarta the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Global Social Chamber supported and endorsed the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) initiative to having core labour standards embedded in all FSC policy standards. Read more...


Published on 14 November 2016 08:35

The BWI Africa Forestry strategy consolidation workshop was held in Johannesburg South Africa from 24 to 26 October 2016. Read more...


Published on 08 September 2016 09:58

The mining project that risks destroying the forests, jobs and water for the people in the Artvin province in Turkey has been halted following a court decision.
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Published on 05 April 2016 15:25

The BWI is very pleased to announce the election of Indonesian trade unionist Rulita Wijayaning-dyah as the new Chair of FSC International Board. Read more...


Published on 05 April 2016 14:50

107 union representatives and shop stewards gathered in Antalya, Turkey, to learn and share experiences on how to organise new members to fight for better working conditions – especially for rural forest workers and migrants who work in precarious employment. Read more...