Trade Union Rights

18 June 2024 06:49

BWI makes an impact at the International Labour Conference

 

In the first two weeks of June, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) joined government, employer, and worker delegates from 187 Member States at the 112th International Labour Conference, with more than 50 representatives of its affiliates at the conference.
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06 June 2024 05:48

The Croatian Forestry Union (CFU) held its VIII Electoral Assembly in Marija Bistrica, culminating in the election of new leadership for the term 2024-2029Read more...


05 June 2024 10:52

Geneva, 5 June 2024 - In a landmark case, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) is filing two formal complaints with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against Saudi Arabia for severe human rights abuses and wage theft involving at least 21,000 construction workers by various but mainly two now-bankrupt Saudi construction companies alone.Read more...


17 May 2024 07:09

On 26 April, 250 workers from STAEDTLER's factories in Nuremberg, Neumarkt, and Sugenheim participated in a protest demanding higher wages and better benefits. Read more...


30 April 2024 03:57

In collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), TUCC, represented by Kathrin Meisner and Bethuel Maserumule, 26 BWI affiliates from 11 countries pushed to bolster labour rights and representation within projects spearheaded by Chinese multinational companies (MNCs). Read more...


22 April 2024 09:27

In a clear triumph for workers' rights, the BWI-affiliated Construction Workers’ Union of Mauritius (CMWEU) successfully negotiated a sectoral collective bargaining agreement applicable to workers in the construction sector. Read more...


18 April 2024 08:42

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), particularly its Asia Pacific Regional Office, stands in solidarity with the 22 project-based workers of the Asian Development Bank -funded (ADB) Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MCRP) who are protesting against Cadcor Builders and Trading Corporation for delayed wages. Read more...


12 April 2024 07:51

Khaing Zar Aung, a prominent labour leader from the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM), affiliated with the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), has been honoured with the prestigious Arthur Svensson Prize for Trade Union Rights in recognition of her steadfast dedication to labour rights and democracy despite facing formidable challenges.Read more...


04 April 2024 06:42

Last March, 15 representatives, including 5 women and 5 youth, from 8 BWI affiliates in East Africa convened in Nairobi, Kenya for an FNV Evaluation & Planning Workshop. In the said training, the unions celebrated significant achievements they had last year, notably the successful recruitment of approximately 3,227 new members in construction, infrastructure, and PIP projects.Read more...