Rights

19 January 2022 07:50

#WomenSpeak: There is freedom in a gender-equal future

 

I am Ekaterina Kislova of the Russian Timber Workers’ Union (RTWU). A better and gender-equal future for me means freedom: the freedom to work in safe workplaces that ensure decent wages, the freedom to keep ourselves healthy and safe without sacrificing our wages and the freedom to enjoy and safeguard our rights as workers.Read more...


12 January 2022 06:26

The Turkish Union of Cement, Ceramic, Pottery and Glass Workers (CIMSE-IS) held its 8th Women Convention on 25-27 October 2021. Read more...


12 January 2022 05:28

The Construction Workers' Union of Mauritius (CMWEU) and its national confederation, the Confederation of Private Sector Workers (CTSP) came to the aid of around 400 exploited migrant workers in Mauritius.Read more...


06 January 2022 18:13

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) joins the condemnation of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s upcoming visit to Myanmar on 07 – 08 January 2022. As the current chairperson of ASEAN, Hun Sen’s visit is poor choice that undermines ASEAN’s collective stance towards the junta and legitimizes military rule in Myanmar.
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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...


20 December 2021 05:22

In the week leading up to the International Migrant Workers’ Day, a BWI delegation took part in an event at the Swedish Pavilion of Expo2020 in Dubai, raising the importance of social dialogue to achieve a just transition to a green and resilient economy. Read more...


18 December 2021 09:01

To mark this year’s International Migrant Workers’ Day and the one-year countdown to the FIFA 2022 World Cup Final, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and the World Players’ Union (FIFPRO) today issued a joint open letter recognising, honouring and celebrating the work of migrant workers around the world. Read more...


15 December 2021 12:26

Ending the year on a high note, BWI launched a youth research paper which aims to understand the tendencies of unionisation among BWI’s young members, the problems and challenges faced by young workers and their unions, and good organising strategies to attract more young workers to the trade union movement. Read more...


14 December 2021 08:22

The BWI MENA (Middle East and North America) Trade Unions’ Network held a meeting last 24-25 November in Beirut, Lebanon, which was marked by the attendance of a Palestinian affiliate for the first time since the formation of the network. Read more...