Trade Union Rights

20 October 2021 14:22

Zimbabwe: Workers secure management commitments on wages and working conditions

 

Workers of the Chinese-owned Sinohydro Corporation in Zimbabwe won a major victory when it persuaded the company to yield to their demands of a salary review, better working conditions and free transportation, among others.Read more...


12 October 2021 04:26

Coinciding with the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October, Ukraine’s trade unions launched their biggest protest to date against the government’s plan to change the country’s labour and trade union legislation, asserting that it will undermine workers’ social guarantees.Read more...


11 October 2021 14:10

The BWI Regional Committee in Latin America and the Caribbean held its 16th regional meeting last 23 September concluding its Statutory Meetings in the region. It called for the strengthening of BWI’s global union strategy to effectively respond to new labour realities as a result of the pandemic. Read more...


09 October 2021 09:58

To build our vision of a just and sustainable future, trade unions must flourish and for decent work to be a reality, we must be organised.
Read more...


07 October 2021 02:28

BWI’s trade union affiliates in India joined a nationwide strike (Bharat Bandh) called by different farmers’ organisations on 27 September to demand the repeal of farm laws and to oppose the country’s privatisation policy and anti-worker labour codes. Read more...


27 September 2021 05:02

More than 10,000 workers stormed the streets of Bengaluru in India on 20 September 2021 to protest the misuse of public funds under the Karnataka Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (BOCW). Read more...


14 September 2021 06:25

BWI, together with fellow Global Union Federations, ITUC-Asia Pacific, and the ITUC/Global Unions Washington Office, issued a position paper on the review and update of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2009 Safeguard Policy Statement to promote and respect international labour standards in the international financial institution. Read more...


06 September 2021 02:43

To sustain the momentum and gains of the campaign to protect jobs and wages amidst a pandemic, BWI in Africa and the Middle East elected its new regional leaders on the occasion of its 4th Regional Conference held on 30-31 August.
Read more...


16 August 2021 06:04

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) joins different trade unions, social movements, political parties and other non-government organisations in the region in condemning the Thai government’s harassment of Building and Wood Industrial Council of Thailand (BWICT) leader Tanaporn Wijan and trade union leaders Suthila Leunkam, Sriprai Nonsee, and Sia Jampathong for exercising their freedom of expression and right to free assembly. Read more...