Rights

06 February 2024 06:52

Nationwide strikes rock Finland

 

Nationwide strikes swept across Finland, which garnered support from the global labour movement, including the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), as thousands of Finnish workers on 1 February 2024 reportedly protested against proposed labour market reforms.
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21 January 2024 17:16

The BWI-affiliated TARIM ORMAN-IS, a member of the BIRLESIK KAMU-IS confederation, played a key role in a successful campaign against a policy that imposed a 2 percent sector threshold on public unions to qualify for "collective bargaining union support."Read more...


19 January 2024 00:27


BWI calls on its affiliates to send solidarity videos to the Argentinean comrades and to organise marches to the Argentinean embassies in their countries on 24 January to show our solidarity with the workers and trade unions who are fighting to defend their rights and democracy.
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14 January 2024 08:07

Two years since trade unions in Kyrgyzstan successfully fought the adoption of a law “on trade unions," which would have significantly restricted trade union rights in the country, they now face unprecedented pressure and interference from their government.Read more...


21 December 2023 13:17

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and LabourStart urgently call on you to join us in demanding that the Panamanian government respect the freedom of association and stop persecuting trade unions.Read more...


21 December 2023 10:34

The Public Service Workers Services Union (PSWU), one of BWI’s affiliates in Ghana, held its 11th Quadrennial Delegates Conference in Kumasi on 6-8 December 2023 under the theme: “Strengthening Public Sector Institutions; A Catalyst for Economic Development - The Role of the Union.”Read more...


20 December 2023 15:55

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and LabourStart urgently call on you to join us in demanding that the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) reverses its impertinently flawed decision to maintain chain-of-custody certificates and uphold FSC certification systems in Myanmar under military junta rule.Read more...


18 December 2023 02:35

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and its Brazilian affiliate, Criciúma Ceramists' Union, have lodged a complaint against Dexco before the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for infringements of freedom of association, refusal to engage in collective bargaining, arbitrary dismissal of 92 workers in Colombia, and failure to acknowledge the BWI International Trade Union Network of Duratex (Dexco) Workers in Latin America.Read more...


13 December 2023 03:42

Representatives from 21 unions from 4 regions, and experts from the AfDBs independent recourse mechanism, the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, FSC, FES and Accountability Council, met in the first week of November 2023 for a Business and Human Rights Workshop, in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
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