Solidarity

22 April 2024 08:57

Report: Reconstructing Ukraine, Rebuilding people’s lives

 

Warsaw, Poland - The BWI Conference on Reconstruction in Ukraine, held on April 9-10, 2024, convened stakeholders to address the daunting task of rebuilding Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country. Participants engaged in firsthand reflections on the invasion's onset and strategic discussions on the path forward.
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15 April 2024 13:04

BWI’s Conference on Reconstruction in Ukraine, held on April 9-10, 2024, in Warsaw, Poland, brought together key stakeholders from various sectors. Read more...


12 April 2024 07:51

Khaing Zar Aung, a prominent labour leader from the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM), affiliated with the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), has been honoured with the prestigious Arthur Svensson Prize for Trade Union Rights in recognition of her steadfast dedication to labour rights and democracy despite facing formidable challenges.Read more...


08 April 2024 04:53

It is with great sadness that we receive the news of the death of Eliéser Córdoba, a young activist defender of workers' rights. Eliéser headed the Chair of the First Regional Youth Committee of the Building and Wood Workers' International in Latin America and the Caribbean.Read more...


26 March 2024 03:27

Amid disturbing incidents that continue to plague the labour movement in the Philippines, the 12 million-strong Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) extended its solidarity with the Philippine trade union movement in vehemently condemning the recent attack and abduction of Francisco Dangla, affectionately known as "Eco," and his associate Axielle "Jak" Tiong.Read more...


15 March 2024 05:58

The headquarters of the General Federation of Palestinian Trade Unions in Gaza City was reportedly bombed by an Israeli aircraft on 7 March 2024, a day before International Women’s Day.Read more...


13 March 2024 04:35

Trade unionism is a right, not a crime. The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) vehemently condemns the relentless attacks against the Single Union of Construction and Similar Industries of Panama (SUNTRACS).Read more...


12 March 2024 05:35

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) BWI, the Global Union Federation encompassing 361 trade unions representing 12 million workers in the building, building materials, wood, forestry, and allied sectors across 115 countries, vehemently condemns the attacks against the Single Union of Construction and Similar Industries of Panama (SUNTRACS), which unfolded in months-long blatant acts of aggression culminating with the recent atrocious attacks on its regional office during the night of March 10.Read more...


11 March 2024 06:49

Recognising the pivotal milestones achieved and the indispensable role played by Myanmar's trade union movement, notably the Building and Woodworkers Federation of Myanmar (BWFM) within the Confederation of Trade Union Myanmar (CTUM), the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) in the Asia Pacific, in collaboration with UNI APRO, Education International (EI APRO), and IndustriALL Southeast Asia, has published a new report titled "The Struggle Worth Fighting For: The Myanmar Union Activists' Extraordinary Resilience in the Pursuit of Democracy."Read more...