Climate Change

15 April 2022 05:27

Southern Africa: Construction unions prepare for climate actions

 

Realising that the world of work is changing in a rapid pace, including the construction industry, BWI construction trade unions in Southern Africa called for immediate action to address climate change, and ensure workers are capacitated with new skills to prepare for the future of work.
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02 February 2022 12:27

Over 30 trade unionists from BWI affiliates in Pan Europe came together for an online climate change workshop on 27 January and discussed the impact of the climate crisis to industries and workers’ rights in the region. Read more...


23 December 2021 06:19

Typhoon Rai (Odette), a category 5 storm, has ravaged a big part of the Philippines. It destroyed thousands of homes, business establishments, farms and government facilities. Thousands of Filipino families have been displaced into evacuation centers, and close to 300 communities (barangays) in the poorest regions of Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao have been submerged in massive flooding.
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11 November 2021 11:49

On the Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26, C40 Cities has launched a new coalition of cities and construction sector companies today to tackle the urgent challenge of emissions from the global construction sector. This won’t happen without workers and has also launched a joint statement with Building and WoodWorkers International to ensure a just transition.

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11 November 2021 08:13

IBWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson talks with MANWU (Namibia) General Secretary Justina Jonas and BAT Kartellet General Secretary Grunde Odgaard. Read more...


10 November 2021 12:04

BWI, in collaboration with C40, participated in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland by bringing the voices of workers and trade unions into the discussions on a “just transition” to a clean and green construction industry.Read more...


09 November 2021 04:52

BWI is looking for a research expert to explore the existing practices of industries where it is active in, as well as actions by its trade union members that have led to concrete workers’ rights protecting adjustments in workplaces and industries (building, wood and forestry, and allied sectors). Read more...


01 November 2021 13:55

To mark the 2021 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, BWI asserts that trade unions are vital in the push to create a more sustainable construction sector, both for workers and the climate. Read more...


01 November 2021 02:24

As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference gets underway in Glasgow, Scotland, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), representing 12 million workers worldwide, calls for a just transition to a greener and cleaner economy that is fully committed to decent jobs, workers’ retooling and social protection, and gender equality. Read more...