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11 May 2022 03:13

Global unions call on Holcim shareholders to prioritise health and safety and workers’ rights

 

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...


03 May 2022 07:14

“With all the tools available– ILO Standards, Recommendation and Protocols, certification schemes, procurement policies, OECD Guidelines and social dialogue – trade union organisations must be fully represented in all levels of negotiations to advance decent work, green jobs and sustainability in the forest sector.”

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29 April 2022 10:20

The ACV Construction - Industry & Energy (ACVBIE) marked this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day by taking full advantage of its worksite day last April 21 to listen to workers and better identify their concerns and problems they face in their work. Read more...


29 April 2022 09:42

On the occasion of the International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, the Association of Occupational Safety and Health of Montenegro awarded Nenad Markovic, President of the Trade Union of Construction and Industry of Building Materials of Montenegro (SGIGMCG) for his union’s exemplary contribution to the promotion of occupational health and safety. Read more...


29 April 2022 05:48

BWI’s trade union affiliates in Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day. The trade unionists carried the themes “Health and Safety is our Right” and “Jobs shouldn’t Kill.”Read more...


28 April 2022 13:04

On 28 April, the Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) commemorate workers who have lost their lives to workplace accidents and diseases and highlight our ongoing fight for healthy, safe and decent working conditions. 
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27 April 2022 09:40

A day before the marking of International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD), 35 participants of BWI’s World Board Meeting held a solidarity action at the iconic Broken Chair monumental sculpture in Geneva, Switzerland to push for the recognition of healthy and safe workplaces as a fundamental workers’ right.Read more...


26 April 2022 04:34

Last 17 February, BWI and its affiliate, the Union Trade Union of Workers of A.W. Faber Castell in Peru (SUTFACAP) inked a Joint Declaration on Safe and Healthy Workplaces with the management of the multinational company, Faber-Castell. Read more...