Noticias


06 June 2020 12:43

BWI challenges WHO on COVID-19 advice for workplaces

 

The BWI raised issues with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the advice the WHO issued for workplaces about COVID-19 that were prepared and issued without any inputs from trade unions on how to prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace. The BWI urged WHO to rethink its advice on physical distancing in the workplace which undermines policies and regulations to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 at work that have been agreed with trade unions in several countries.
Lee mas...


06 June 2020 12:25

More than two thirds of the total workforce at the Cement Fuheis Plant suffer from asthma, undoubtedly related to their exposure to dust at the workplace. To make matters worse, workers who do not pass health tests are not entitled to paid sick leave or paid sick retirement. These findings of an independently-conducted research raised concerns among BWI affiliates for these workers as respiratory illness increases the risk of complications should a worker contract COVID-19. Lee mas...


04 June 2020 13:12

BWI has added its voice against the “anti-terror” law passed overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives on 3 June, calling the measure a major attack on human rights, particularly trade union rights. Lee mas...


04 June 2020 02:05

Workers from the Suki Kinari hydro construction project on 2 June signed an agreement with the China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) and local government officials approving the reinstatement of 1,600 dismissed construction workers, following a 12-day blockade of a highway leading to their worksite.
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04 June 2020 01:44

To mark its 24th foundation day last 31 May, members of the Central Union of Painters, Plumbers, Electrician and Construction Workers (CUPPEC) planted 15,000 saplings in Nepal’s districts of Bardiya, Nawalparasi, Sarlahi, Kathmandu and Bhaktpur.Lee mas...


03 June 2020 08:08

BWI has released on Wednesday its full COVID-19 report on Asia Pacific covering the situation of the region’s different countries and the wide array of initiatives and interventions done by trade union affiliates.
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03 June 2020 05:59

When Tajudin began working for Guangdong Power Engineering Co Ltd, a Chinese construction company building the Sumsel 1 PLTU generator, in 2017, he and the other workers did not understand their rights as workers and the company never informed them. At the time, the workers had no contracts, their wages were below the legal minimum, overtime wages were not paid and there were no legal social protection payments.
Lee mas...


03 June 2020 05:04

On 28 May, the third online BWI Pan-European Presidium meeting took place where it decided to adjust to new realities and develop new strategies such as increasing communication capacities, including online presence, and strengthening international solidarity. Lee mas...


03 June 2020 04:30

As Eastern European countries started to gradually ease their lockdown and quarantine measures, the negative impact of COVID-19 on construction workers is put on centerstage. Lee mas...