Health and safety

11 September 2021 14:42

BWI opens its Global OHS Brigades Online Training Course to all affiliates

 

BWI is opening its Global OHS Brigades Online Training Course to all its affiliate trade unionists and worker leaders worldwide to build trade union capacity in addressing health and safety challenges and maximising reform spaces amidst COVID-19. Read more...


05 July 2021 08:00

BWI’s Dam Network and the social movements of Minas Gerais in Brasil called on multinational company (MNC) Vale to pay the government BRL 38 billion (USD 7.5 billion) to repair the damages caused by the collapse of its “Brumadinho” dam in January 2019, resulting in the death of 270 people, most of whom are members of the BWI-affiliated SITICOP-MG. Read more...


24 June 2021 05:59

Five people were killed and another nine were critically injured at a construction site in Antwerp, Belgium on 19 June after a section of a school building under construction collapsed, pulling down the scaffolding supporting it. Read more...


16 June 2021 02:21

On 9 June, nine people were killed and another eight were injured when a five-story building undergoing demolition collapsed and buried a bus carrying 17 passengers in Gwangju, South Korea.
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09 June 2021 22:10

BWI submits to ILO 300+ joint union-employer declarations supporting OHS as a right

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) submitted to the International Labour Conference more than 300 joint trade union-employer declarations supporting the recognition of occupational health and safety (OHS) as a fundamental right.
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08 June 2021 00:55

The 1.4 million-strong Unite the Union signed a joint declaration with Hinkley Point C EDF, Nuclear New Project in the United Kingdom recognising the importance of occupational health and safety (OHS). Read more...


03 June 2021 06:03

Leading to BWI's World Council Meetings on 7-8 June, we are happy to release the Spanish and Portuguese versions of the BWI General Secretary Report for 2021.Read more...


21 May 2021 13:09

The National Union of Workers of Construction and Similar Industries in Panama (SUNTRACS) is leading BWI’s Global Alliance on Healthy and Safe Workplaces campaign in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

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