Solidarity

23 November 2022 09:37

Power-packed BWI delegation attends CFMMEU national conference

 

To express its strong sense of solidarity, BWI sent a power-packed delegation to the National Conference of the Construction Forestry Manufacturing Maritime Energy Union (CFMMEU) on 23 November in Melbourne, Australia. Read more...


21 November 2022 07:44

BWI Deputy President Dietmar Schaefer, BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson and Construction Energy Timber Workers Union of Fiji (CETWUF) National Secretary John Alexander on 21 November visited one of the depots of the China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group (CR5EG) in Suva, FijiRead more...


08 November 2022 04:30

The National Union of Construction Industry, Timber and Mines Workers of Mozambique (SINTICIM) held its 6th National Congress on 27 October, 2022, in Maputo, Mozambique.Read more...


03 November 2022 11:56

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) is saddened to hear the passing of Elaben Bhatt, founder of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) on 2 November 2022 at the Ahmedabad, Gujarat State in India. She served as SEWA’s General Secretary from 1972 to 1996, and was the Chancellor of the Gujarat Vidyapith from 7 March 2015 to 19 October 2022. Read more...


01 November 2022 06:47

Renowned Brazilian labour leader Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva returns as president of Brazil after emerging victorious in an extremely contested electoral race that ended the right-wing government of incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Read more...


20 October 2022 09:51

On 4-7 October, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) held its 5th World Congress in Madrid, Spain. Hosted by its affiliates, the UGT-FICA and CCOO-Habitat, the global event was attended by more than 750 delegates coming from various continents in the world, 31 percent of whom were women trade unionists and workers.
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10 October 2022 21:15

The Global Unions, representing 200 million workers worldwide, call for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Myanmar, in particular the more than 60 trade unionists who have been unjustly incarcerated by the military junta since its coup in 2021. Read more...


08 October 2022 13:45

BWI announced that Brazil will be hosting BWI’s 6th World Congress in 2026. “From Spain, we will go to Brazil. And within this period, we will continue to organise beyond borders. For the people. For peace. And for the planet,” BWI said. Read more...


08 October 2022 13:33

On the third and last day of its 5th World Congress, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) conferred its Rights for All Award to Sandar, a Myanmar woman trade union leader who is at the forefront in the Burmese trade unions’ struggle to reclaim democracy from the military junta.
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