Trade Union Rights

01 March 2022 13:15

Croatia: Union defends rights of Turkish workers in mega railway project

 

The BWI-affiliated Croatian Construction Union (SGH) started an extensive organising campaign focused on Turkish workers employed at the Križevci-Koprivnica railway project. Read more...


01 March 2022 07:55

The Timber Employees’ Union of Peninsular Malaysian (TEUPM) on 2 December 2021 won its certification through a secret ballot election organised at the Jemaramas Jaya Furniture Company in Klang, Malaysia. However, the company reportedly retaliated by going after workers who voted in favour of the union.Read more...


24 February 2022 07:00

BWI calls on all its trade union affiliates to express their solidarity with the workers of the Suva Arterial Roads Upgrading Project-1 (SARUP 1 Contract No. FRA/TIISP/16-01) in Fiji, whose rights are persistently violated by the China Railway No 5 Engineering Group (CR5), which in charge of the project. Read more...


21 February 2022 15:18

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) expressed its dissatisfaction with the Philippine government’s investigation of the various incidents of violence and harassment against Filipino trade unionists under President Rodrigo Duterte. Read more...


03 February 2022 05:39

Pakistan dam worker complaint to proceed at World Bank watchdog following mass termination

Workers at the Karot Hydroelectric project in Northern Pakistan have won the right to a full investigation regarding a complaint it filed before the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on violations of freedom of association, health and safety and other labour rules.
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01 February 2022 06:05

After the Ukrainian labour movement, with international solidarity help, reverted attacks of the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian parliament) on workers’ and trade union rights in 2019 and 2020. Read more...


21 January 2022 07:11

Massive protest actions erupted in Kazakhstan on 2 January against a sudden and steep increase in the prices of fuel. The protests, which began in the oil-producing city of Zhanaozen, quickly spread to other cities, including the nation's largest city, Almaty. Read more...


06 January 2022 18:13

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) joins the condemnation of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s upcoming visit to Myanmar on 07 – 08 January 2022. As the current chairperson of ASEAN, Hun Sen’s visit is poor choice that undermines ASEAN’s collective stance towards the junta and legitimizes military rule in Myanmar.
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20 December 2021 05:57

BWI’s IKEA Network for Social Justice issued a newsletter which provided the latest landscape in the campaign for decent work and labour rights in the Swedish-origin, Dutch-headquartered multinational company. Read more...