Solidarity

25 June 2021 05:48

"The fight for democracy continues," An interview with a Burmese trade union leader

 

Last 18 June, UN1A, the biggest trade union in Switzerand, interviewed Phyo Sandar, Assistant General Secretary of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM). UN1A and Sandar talked about the latest political and economic developments in Myanmar since the military staged a coup, the current status of the Burmese people’s struggle for democracy and the role of the international community, particularly the global trade movement, in helping return the country to the path of democracy and civilian rule. Read more...


22 June 2021 09:41

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) lauded the European Union (EU) for imposing a third round of sanctions against Burmese politicians, personalities and entities linked to the military junta. Read more...


22 June 2021 09:31

On the occasion of its annual global conference, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on 19 June issued a resolution calling for the restoration of democracy and civilian rule in Myanmar.Read more...


18 June 2021 02:19

Speech of BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson before the International Labor Conference, Virtual, 9 June 2021Read more...


31 May 2021 04:34

Seeking national unity and the return of democratic reforms gives hope. However, hope that is not nourished will die. National governments and international organisations, by recognising the NUG, can feed that hope and help make a bright future possible for the people of Burma.
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26 May 2021 08:42

Global Union Federations actively working in the Asia-Pacific region released a factsheet on the worsening labour rights situation in military-ruled Myanmar. It details the widespread labour rights abuses of the military junta since its appalling power grab last February.Read more...


19 May 2021 08:25

In the spirit of its World Board Resolution adopted on 27 April, BWI joined the Council of Global Unions (CGU) in expressing its commitment to the Burmese trade unions’ call to unseat the military junta’s representative in the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which will be having its annual International Labour Conference (ILC) in June.

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14 May 2021 09:28

BWI adds its voice to the growing international condemnation of the violence committed by the Israeli government in occupied East Jerusalem over the past few days and extends solidarity to the people of Palestine that have been subjected to systematic violence Israeli.
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10 May 2021 12:15

BWI received reports that eight (8) members of the Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Unions (KFCITU) have been arrested and imprisoned.
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