Rights

13 April 2021 08:31

Duratex attempts to rollback labour rights, blames COVID-19

 

The BWI Regional Duratex International Workers’ Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) recently met to discuss Duratex’s attempts to rollback labour rights and weaken trade unions by taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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12 April 2021 01:13

BWI’s young trade unionists from Africa and the Middle East banded together to collectively respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...


05 April 2021 10:44

On 7 April, it will be one full year since the untimely passing of our beloved Jin Sook Lee. A true and consistent champion of the working class and gender equality, Jin Sook lived a well-spent life dedicated to the building of a better world for all. We will always remember her as a trade union leader, women advocate, mother, wife and comrade.
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05 April 2021 02:42

Kyrgystan’s trade unions continue to face state harassment and interference even in the middle of a raging pandemic. Read more...


05 April 2021 02:42

A court in Hong Kong convicted Lee Cheuk Yan, General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), and several others for organising and taking part in a democracy rally deemed illegal by the Chinese Special Administrative Region’s National Security Law.
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29 March 2021 12:29

I believe in and celebrate diversity and pluralism, especially among women workers. I also believe in gender equality. No worker, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, must be deprived of her labour rights and treated unfairly and/or differently from others. This is the equal and better future that I want. Read more...


29 March 2021 10:35

Philippine trade unions condemned the killing of another labour leader under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. Read more...


26 March 2021 04:25

The Civil Servants’ Union of Agriculture, Forestry, Husbandry and Environment Sectors (TARIM ORMAN-IS) celebrated this year’s International Women Month by giving voice to rural women workers in the forestry industry. Read more...


26 March 2021 03:26

25 BWI-affiliated trade unions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) marked this year’s International Women's Month by demanding gender equality in their governments’ COVID-19 recovery efforts. The unions also called for more ratifications of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment at Workplaces.Read more...