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08 June 2022 09:30

Inclusion of pro-asbestos group in Rotterdam Convention COP condemned

 

Different networks and campaign groups working for the ban of asbestos at workplaces, including the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), expressed their extreme disappointment with the secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention for allowing a pro-asbestos lobby group to participate as an observer in the Convention’s Conference of Parties (COP) held this year.
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07 June 2022 18:50

28 April is International Workers Memorial Day 2022. Trade unions all over the world are mobilising, and organising rallies and protest marches to promote the recognition of healthy and safe workplaces as a fundamental right.Read more...


25 May 2022 06:39

A fatal accident took place in the wee hours of 14 May after huge boulders fell on six workers employed in a stone quarry in India’s Tamil Nadu State.Read more...


24 May 2022 06:34

Malaysian trade unionist Engrit Liaw was recently elected as a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Malaysia Board of Directors from 2022 to 2024.

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18 May 2022 07:22

To commemorate this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day, BWI-affiliated trade unions once again raised their voices to persuade the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to recognise health and safety as a fundamental right. Read more...


12 May 2022 07:51

The Union of Construction Workers (SUNTRACS), a BWI-affiliated union in Panama, marked this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) by holding its annual month-long occupational health and safety (OHS) campaign. Read more...


11 May 2022 10:40

For the second consecutive year, BWI-affiliated trade unions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) raised their voices to push for the recognition of health and safety as a fundamental right by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The unions held various activities to support this call as part of this year’s commemoration of International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD).Read more...


11 May 2022 03:13

Trade unions on 4 May held a protest action before Holcim’s Headquarters in Zug, Switzerland on the occasion of the multinational cement giant’s Annual General Meeting. The protest action led by the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), IndustriALL Global Union and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) called on Holcim to respect worker’s rights, follow international health and safety standards in all of its operations, and sincerely engage in a global social dialogue. They asserted that Holcim’s growing use of sub-contractors undermines the company’s ambition of a zero-harm target. Read more...


10 May 2022 09:39

Delegates from the Swedish trade unions and SIDA, headed by Union to Union General Secretary Maria Neyberg, held a two-day visit to BWI affiliates in Kenya to see for themselves the impact of the regional, sub-regional and national projects that they have funded in the country.Read more...