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29 June 2022 15:10

ASD Laminate continues to bust union in Turkey

 

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...


16 June 2022 10:06

BWI-affiliated trade unionists joined a protest action on 14 June at the Geneva International Conference Centre calling on the 10th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Rotterdam Convention to list and ban all hazardous chemicals and substances that are dangerous to the health of the working people.
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11 June 2022 14:12

We did it! Occupational health and safety (OHS) is now a fundamental right! The International Labour Conference (ILC) on 10 June has 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. Read more...


09 June 2022 10:55

Today in the 109th Session of the International Labor Conference, the General Affairs Committee is endorsing Convention 155 and 187 to be included in the Fundamental Principle and Right to Work. This is a win for all of us and a win for all workers. On June 11, I urge all delegates to vote yes for health and safety as fundamental right.Read more...


08 June 2022 09:30

Different networks and campaign groups working for the ban of asbestos at workplaces, including the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), expressed their extreme disappointment with the secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention for allowing a pro-asbestos lobby group to participate as an observer in the Convention’s Conference of Parties (COP) held this year.
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07 June 2022 18:50

28 April is International Workers Memorial Day 2022. Trade unions all over the world are mobilising, and organising rallies and protest marches to promote the recognition of healthy and safe workplaces as a fundamental right.Read more...