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03 May 2023 04:41

Latin America: BWI affiliates mobilise for 2023 International Workers Memorial Day

 

BWI affiliates in Brazil, Peru, Panama, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia and El Salvador were mobilised during the month of April to advocate for the fundamental right to a safe and healthy working environment, culminating in events across Latin America and the Caribbean on 28 April 28 to mark the close of the campaign. Read more...


28 April 2023 05:10

On this International Workers’ Memorial Day, the EFBWW and BWI renew their commitment to fight for safe and healthy workplaces for all workers, and call on all institutions, governments and industries to prioritise the protection of workers from all hazardous chemicals and materials and especially asbestos.

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28 April 2023 00:35

In memory of workers who passed away, the Building and Wood Workers' International, BWI, and its affiliates around the world are mobilising on this International Workers' Memorial Day to promote worker's right to a safe and healthy work environment as a fundamental right.
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27 April 2023 08:37

Coen Van der Veer, BWI Director for Wood and Forestry presented the outcomes of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) General Assembly held last October 2022, which among others, adopted a motion that secures the free access of trade union representatives to FSC-certified worksites and plants to talk to the workers employed.Read more...


26 April 2023 16:12

BWI affiliates AGAC-IS, CIMSE-IS, ORMAN-IS and TARIM ORMAN-IS, under the umbrella of the Turkish Union of Road, Construction and Building Workers (YOL-IS), gathered in Ankara, Türkiye on 25 April to mark this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day.Read more...


25 April 2023 15:56

On the occasion of this year’s “International Workers’ Memorial Day” and as part of the “Global OSH Brigades Programme,” the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) is launching on 27 April its "Occupational Health and Safety Brigade Manual". Read more...


21 April 2023 09:22

More than a year after a fire killed four workers and injured several others at the Hima Cement factory (Holcim) in Uganda's Kasese District, BWI and its trade union affiliate in the country gathered relevant information on the situation of the victims' families and those who survived the accident.

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30 March 2023 04:50

International Workers' Memorial Day 2023 is annually observed on April 28. This year, BWI will highlight ways to put the right to safe and healthy workplaces into practice through the theme “MAKE IT HAPPEN.” This is an effort to celebrate and raise awareness on occupational health and safety (OSH) as a basic worker right.
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24 March 2023 08:24

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Committee on Freedom of Association ruled in favour of the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) and its Malaysian affiliate, the Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union (STIEU), regarding a complaint that they filed in 2021 against the Sabah Forest Industries.Read more...