Forest Industry Jobs

14 October 2022 18:21

Overwhelming support for core labour standards in FSC assembly

 

Trade union representatives affiliated with the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) were elated with the overwhelming support that they received from the cross-chamber members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) on key policies during the council’s general assembly last 9-14 October in Bali, Indonesia. Read more...


14 July 2022 22:29

The Civil Servants’ Union of Agriculture, Forestry, Husbandry and Environment Sectors (TARIM ORMAN-IS) has recently concluded its occupational health and safety trainings for forest rangers and workers. 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...


24 June 2022 04:23

BWI’s Africa and Middle East Region hosted a Wood and Forestry Network online meeting on 22 June and revisited and strengthened its strategies and actions to revitalise trade union work in the region’s wood, forestry and related industries. Read more...


24 May 2022 06:34

Malaysian trade unionist Engrit Liaw was recently elected as a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Malaysia Board of Directors from 2022 to 2024.

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03 May 2022 07:14

“With all the tools available– ILO Standards, Recommendation and Protocols, certification schemes, procurement policies, OECD Guidelines and social dialogue – trade union organisations must be fully represented in all levels of negotiations to advance decent work, green jobs and sustainability in the forest sector.”

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20 December 2021 05:57

BWI’s IKEA Network for Social Justice issued a newsletter which provided the latest landscape in the campaign for decent work and labour rights in the Swedish-origin, Dutch-headquartered multinational company. Read more...


03 December 2021 03:12

The Branch Trade Union of Forestry and Woodworking Workers of Serbia and the United Trade Union Organization of Vojvodinaforest, Petrovaradin on 21 September won a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) covering 1,450 workers employed in “Vojvodinašume” (Vojvodinaforest), a public company which holds an FSC FM/COC certificate.
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25 October 2021 14:50

International labour coalition says closure of U.S. IKEA facility lacks workers’ consultations, violates OECD guidelines and global framework agreementRead more...