Health and safety

18 May 2022 07:22

IWMD 2022: 105 BWI affiliates in 50 countries call to recognise OHS as a fundamental right

 

To commemorate this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day, BWI-affiliated trade unions once again raised their voices to persuade the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to recognise health and safety as a fundamental right. Read more...


12 May 2022 07:51

The Union of Construction Workers (SUNTRACS), a BWI-affiliated union in Panama, marked this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) by holding its annual month-long occupational health and safety (OHS) campaign. Read more...


11 May 2022 10:40

For the second consecutive year, BWI-affiliated trade unions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) raised their voices to push for the recognition of health and safety as a fundamental right by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The unions held various activities to support this call as part of this year’s commemoration of International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD).Read more...


11 May 2022 03:13

Trade unions on 4 May held a protest action before Holcim’s Headquarters in Zug, Switzerland on the occasion of the multinational cement giant’s Annual General Meeting. The protest action led by the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), IndustriALL Global Union and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) called on Holcim to respect worker’s rights, follow international health and safety standards in all of its operations, and sincerely engage in a global social dialogue. They asserted that Holcim’s growing use of sub-contractors undermines the company’s ambition of a zero-harm target. Read more...


10 May 2022 09:39

Delegates from the Swedish trade unions and SIDA, headed by Union to Union General Secretary Maria Neyberg, held a two-day visit to BWI affiliates in Kenya to see for themselves the impact of the regional, sub-regional and national projects that they have funded in the country.Read more...


29 April 2022 10:20

The ACV Construction - Industry & Energy (ACVBIE) marked this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day by taking full advantage of its worksite day last April 21 to listen to workers and better identify their concerns and problems they face in their work. Read more...


29 April 2022 09:42

On the occasion of the International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, the Association of Occupational Safety and Health of Montenegro awarded Nenad Markovic, President of the Trade Union of Construction and Industry of Building Materials of Montenegro (SGIGMCG) for his union’s exemplary contribution to the promotion of occupational health and safety. Read more...


29 April 2022 05:48

BWI’s trade union affiliates in Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day. The trade unionists carried the themes “Health and Safety is our Right” and “Jobs shouldn’t Kill.”Read more...


28 April 2022 13:04

On 28 April, the Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) commemorate workers who have lost their lives to workplace accidents and diseases and highlight our ongoing fight for healthy, safe and decent working conditions. 
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