Rights

05 October 2022 17:56

BWI World Council welcomes first IFA signed at regional level 

 

Members of BWI’s World Council on 5 October 2022 welcomed the signing of the first international framework agreement (IFA) outside of Europe with a multinational company.
 
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05 October 2022 13:00

Lisa Zanatta, a qualified Carpenter and Joiner by occupation, and currently working as an organiser and women’s Officer for the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in Australia is one of the more than 700 trade union delegates who attended BWI’s 5th World Congress in Madrid, Spain. Read more...


05 October 2022 06:51

The BWI Global Conference on Innovative Unionism got underway on 4 October 2022 bringing together affiliates from across the world to showcase innovative strategies, actions and approaches to effectively respond to the swiftly changing world of work.
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04 October 2022 16:04

A day before the Building and Woodworkers’ International’s (BWI) 5th World Congress, a jampacked room of more than 200 women trade unionists gathered on 4 October at the Marriot Hotel and Conference Centre in Madrid, Spain and discussed how trade jobs, traditionally the domain of men workers, are viable career options for women too.
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01 October 2022 03:04

As part of the national mobilisation called and organised by the CGT in France on 29 September 29, workers employed to build the Olympic Village in Paris went on strike to demand Effiage, the company that bagged the much sought-after infrastructure project, better wages and a share in the overall profits. Read more...


28 September 2022 08:28

In its effort to set up an international quality label for future mega sporting events, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) on 22 September successfully gathered key industry players working on the various infrastructure in France related to the 2024 Olympic Games and the Grand Paris Express.
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21 September 2022 10:04

We need to fight for a future that can recognises women’s rights, equal pay, equal sharing of domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and the girl child.Read more...


13 September 2022 05:55

On 7 September, the 20th BWI International Women Committee (IWC) took place and discussed strategies in preparation for BWI’s World Congress in Madrid, Spain this October.
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12 September 2022 06:33

The workers and management of the Sagrex Heidelbergcement company in Belgium reached a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 6 September after a week of strike actions from trade unions.Read more...