Infrastructure Projects

04 July 2022 10:36

Philippines: International trade unionists visit Metro Manila Subway project

 

As part of the Building and Woodworkers’ International’s (BWI) Global Conference on the Belt and Road Initiative held in the Philippines last June, trade unionists from different parts of the world joined a field visit to the country’s first ever Metro Manila Subway Project. Read more...


15 June 2022 04:44

“Chinese MNCs’ treatment of workers depends on the strength of unionists.” This was the takeaway point made by trade unionists who attended BWI’s Global Conference on China’s Belt and Road Initiative.Read more...


15 June 2022 04:14

In a collective and sustainable effort to respond to the challenges imposed by the emergence of Chinese multinational companies in the global construction industry, BWI organised a Global Conference on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from 12 to 14 June in Manila, Philippines.Read more...


15 April 2022 05:27

Realising that the world of work is changing in a rapid pace, including the construction industry, BWI construction trade unions in Southern Africa called for immediate action to address climate change, and ensure workers are capacitated with new skills to prepare for the future of work.
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31 March 2022 10:21

BWI is actively participating in the current review of ADB Safeguard Policy Statement, and as such, is supporting the NGO Forum on ADB’s 1M signature campaign for a robust, rights-based and just ADB safeguards policy. 
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18 March 2022 08:10

BWI East Africa sub-region held a four-day workshop on the Theory of Change and Evaluation of the FNV infrastructure project last 7-10 March in Nairobi, Kenya. Twenty-four participants drawn from eight East Africa affiliates attended the event together with BWI Africa and Middle East representative Crecentia Mofokeng, BWI Regional Education Officer Garikanai Shoko, BWI Global Coordinator for Infrastructure and Construction Linnea Wikström, and FNV consultants Hope Kabuchi and Saskia Brand.
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23 November 2021 08:14

In order to understand the main aspects of the current Brazilian housing deficit and measure the reduction of resources for public policies aimed at the housing issue, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), in partnership with FES, FETRACONSPAR, CONTRICOM and DIEESE, produced a document that analyzes the Economic Impacts of Cuts in the Casa Verde Amarela Program (substitute of the Minha Casa Minha Vida Program).Read more...


10 November 2021 12:04

BWI, in collaboration with C40, participated in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland by bringing the voices of workers and trade unions into the discussions on a “just transition” to a clean and green construction industry.Read more...


27 October 2021 12:53

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...