Union

27 October 2021 12:53

BWI trains ADB staff and consultants on infra projects’ labour standard compliance

 

Last 19 October, BWI trade union leaders discussed the importance of labour standards in infrastructure projects financed by international financial institutions (IFIs) to a support training attended by the staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Read more...


25 October 2021 09:45

The FSC International has elected to its Board of Directors Mark Asante Ofori, General Secretary of the Ghana’s Timber Woodworkers Union (TWWU). Representing the social chamber south from 2021 to 2025, Ofori replaces Rulita Wijayaningdyah of KAHUTINDO-Indonesia. Read more...


19 October 2021 06:44

BWI and the GTUBWW held a project visit to Egypt’s monorail project situated in Cairo’s 6th of October City, which aims to connect Cairo’s east and west districts, and considered to be a qualitative boost to the country’s transportation sector.
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15 October 2021 14:33

To prepare for the possible massive impact on workers of the different countries’ COVID-19 recovery plans and secure union membership, BWI launched the 555 organising program focused on working on five large-scale construction projects in each of the five regions where BWI is present at, all within the timeframe of five years.Read more...


30 August 2021 11:59

The Ministry for Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) and the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) organised a Community Leaders’ Forum on 27 August in Doha, Qatar. Read more...


09 June 2021 10:13

BWI’s Belgian trade union affiliates on 7 June met with the Royal Belgian Football Association (URBSFA) in Brussels to discuss ways on how the latter can help in promoting migrant workers’ rights and improving their working and living conditions, especially those working in Qatar. Read more...


08 June 2021 07:41

17 months before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, players and members of the Norwegian football team and the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) wore t-shirts bearing the message “fair play for migrant workers” before its game against Greece on 6 June. Read more...


19 May 2021 09:11

Recognising the achievements of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) in improving the plight of migrant workers in Qatar who laboured the 2022 World Cup infrastructure, the Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) put forward a list of proposals for the effective enforcement of labour reforms in the country.Read more...


05 April 2021 06:00

GS Facket, The Swedish union of forestry, wood and graphical workers, called on the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to stop providing certifications to raw materials exported by Myanmar’s military junta. Read more...