Rights

29 July 2022 04:26

African trade unions empower successor generation

 

Trade unions from Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe held a successor generation workshop on 18-20 July in Nairobi, Kenya to build and develop second-line leaders among their members in the youth and women sectors. Read more...


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...


25 July 2022 07:30

An Indonesian migrant worker in Malaysia who was caned after being wrongly convicted for being an illegal alien was acquitted by the Tawau High Court in Sabah on 22 July.

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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...


18 July 2022 03:56

The 15th Meeting of the BWI Regional Women Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (RWC-LAC) on June 30 presented the scope and achievements of the global union in the region on gender policy, trainings, organisation, advocacy and participation of women workers in trade unions from 2018 to 2022. Read more...


15 July 2022 01:09

Doha – a federation of more than 20 Filipino community organisations in Qatar has proven once again that the spirit of ‘bayanihan’ is alive in many Filipino residents in the country, as fourteen (14) member-organisations supported and participated in the federation’s outreach program this year benefiting distressed overseas Filipino workers sheltered at Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)’s facility.Read more...


15 July 2022 00:11

The young leaders of the BWI Regional Youth Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (RYC-LAC) met online to mark their 4th Statutory Meeting last 29 June.Read more...


14 July 2022 15:38

On 6 July 2022, Mexico, represented by Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Martha Delgado Peralta, deposited the instrument of ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment in workplaces, together with Recommendation 206, at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
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11 July 2022 15:14

A recent public hearing organised by the Sports Committee of Germany’s federal parliament once again highlighted the challenging human rights situation in Qatar, host of this year’s World Cup.
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