Trade Union Rights

05 August 2022 05:58

Africa and Middle East: Shop stewards and organisers sharpen skills, prepare for “new normal”

 

As part of the BWI Global Organising Academy’s (GOA) aim to further enhance and develop unionists’ expertise in strategic organising and increase membership in various sectors, shop stewards and organisers from Africa and the Middle East met in Johannesburg, South Africa for a workshop on 25-26 July.

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01 August 2022 06:08

Last 26 July, 350 construction workers building a coal-fired power plant in South Sumatra, Indonesia went on strike over failure of their company to provide job protection guarantees. Read more...


29 July 2022 05:15

Thousands of Panamanian have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest their government’s inability to address the country’s economic crisis.
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27 July 2022 09:41

After a long struggle, Peruvian trade unions won the workers’ right to retire at the age of 55 with at least 15 years of contribution to the public pension system. Read more...


19 July 2022 06:15

Various trade unions, human rights groups and civil society organisations closed ranks to condemn the whipping of migrant worker Sabri bin Umar at the Tawau Prison in Malaysia. The groups said that the whipping has been carried out despite a pending appeal. Read more...


04 July 2022 04:37

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released its Global Rights Index for 2022 and listed the 10 worst countries for working people.Read more...


29 June 2022 15:10

Around 180 members of the BWI-affiliated Turkish Wood and Paper Industry Workers’ Union (AGAC-IS) were illegally dismissed by ASD Laminat as part of the company’s retaliatory move after the union won a recent court decision affirming its right to organise and collectively bargain. Read more...


10 June 2022 05:36

The United Rank and File Employees of J&T Express-FFW (URFE-J&T-FFW) in Laguna, Philippines successfully staged a three-day strike to protest the J&T management’s unfair labour practice (ULP). Read more...


16 May 2022 08:32

On 19 April 2022 more than twenty leaders and activists of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) were detained by the State Security Committee. While some of them were released afterwards, at least ten are still in custody, including the BKDP President, ITUC Vice-President and ILO Governing Body member Aliaksandr Yarashuk, and BKDP Vice-President Siarhei Antusevich. They and their colleagues are prisoners of conscience.Read more...