Trade Union Rights

09 July 2024 06:22

South Africa: NUM charts new course, sets strategic policy direction

 

Johannesburg, South Africa — The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) held a Policy Conference on 11-13 June at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg. The event saw participation from key stakeholders, including Garikanai Shoko, the Assistant Regional Representative for Africa and the Middle East from the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI).Read more...


26 June 2024 01:33

After years of tireless advocacy by the BWI-affiliated Construction Workers’ Union of Mauritius (CMWEU) and its federation, the Confédération des travailleurs des secteurs public et privé (CTSP), the government has introduced several new benefits aimed at supporting families. Read more...


18 June 2024 06:49

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...