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28 September 2022 08:28

BWI gathers industry players building Olympics, Grand Paris Express infra

 

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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14 September 2022 05:48

In a three-day intensive capacity-building workshop on 29-31 August, BWI trade unionists from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zambia were capacitated as trainers and organisers on how to navigate occupational health and safety (OHS) and anti-asbestos campaigns in challenging workplaces. Read more...


29 August 2022 13:06

Alarmed at the growing number of work-related deaths in the span of two months, the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) called on the Philippines’ labour department to conduct a formal investigation on the matter and prevent similar incidents from happening again in the future.

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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...


04 July 2022 10:54

On the occasion of the international trade union movement’s historic victory on the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) recognition of occupational health and safety as a fundamental right, the BWI Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (BWI-LAC) issued a special bulletin highlighting the region’s outstanding contribution to the campaign. 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...


23 June 2022 12:01

On 10th June, the International Labour Conference (ILC) adopted a resolution to add the principle of a safe and healthy working environment to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. 

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22 June 2022 04:54

An agreement was signed on 21 June between construction unions, FeNEAL, the Italian Federation of Construction and Allied Workers (FILCA), The Italian Federation of Wood, Building and Allied Workers (FILLEA), and the Italian Footballers’ Association and the Italian Football Coaches’ Association to promote the rights and dignity of workers employed at major sports infrastructure projects. Read more...