Rights

04 October 2022 16:04

Women workers assert trade jobs are viable career options

 

A day before the Building and Woodworkers’ International’s (BWI) 5th World Congress, a jampacked room of more than 200 women trade unionists gathered on 4 October at the Marriot Hotel and Conference Centre in Madrid, Spain and discussed how trade jobs, traditionally the domain of men workers, are viable career options for women too.
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01 October 2022 03:04

As part of the national mobilisation called and organised by the CGT in France on 29 September 29, workers employed to build the Olympic Village in Paris went on strike to demand Effiage, the company that bagged the much sought-after infrastructure project, better wages and a share in the overall profits. Read more...


28 September 2022 08:28

In its effort to set up an international quality label for future mega sporting events, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) on 22 September successfully gathered key industry players working on the various infrastructure in France related to the 2024 Olympic Games and the Grand Paris Express.
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21 September 2022 10:04

We need to fight for a future that can recognises women’s rights, equal pay, equal sharing of domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and the girl child.Read more...


13 September 2022 05:55

On 7 September, the 20th BWI International Women Committee (IWC) took place and discussed strategies in preparation for BWI’s World Congress in Madrid, Spain this October.
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12 September 2022 06:33

The workers and management of the Sagrex Heidelbergcement company in Belgium reached a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 6 September after a week of strike actions from trade unions.Read more...


09 September 2022 08:46

31 trade unionists, 25 of whom are women, attended an online workshop hosted by the Southern Africa Construction Network (SACONET) on 22-24 August. Representing 8 unions from 6 countries, the participants analysed in detail the salient provisions of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention No. 190 and Recommendation 206.
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05 September 2022 08:03

150 workers have been on strike at the Sagrex-Heidelbergcement company in Belgium amidst a 31 August conciliation that has failed to deliver as expected. Read more...


01 September 2022 07:11

BWI’s Cambodian affiliate, the Building and Wood Workers’ Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC) made history on 30 August when it successfully formed the first ever local trade unions in the country’s challenging brick kiln industry. Read more...