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BWI runs in the Netherlands for a child labour free world

Another strike over unpaid wages at 2018 World Cup stadium in Russia

“Hard Hats for Education” – Call for support to families of workers injured or killed in Qatar

Climate change in focus at GS Congress

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28/6/2016

Publication on Strategic reforms for CEE unions - Innovation and revitalization responses

The state of trade unionism in Central and South East Europe is full of challenges. Diminishing trade union density, weak trade union structures, anti-union employers, limited organising possibilities, emasculated collective bargaining systems and informality of employment which are some of the...

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28/6/2016

Sabah timber union thrilled at judicial review dismissal

27 July 2016 - Today the Sabah High Court dismissed a judicial review case that had been filed by SFI/BILT, stating that the Minister had discharged his duty appropriately in compliance with the obligations of the Department of Industrial Relations. This will clear the way for a new secret ballot...

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27/6/2016

BWI Delegation Visits Pyeongchang, the site of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Last week, a delegation consisting of representatives of BWI affiliates from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Sweden and Finland, along with BWI’s affiliate in South Korea KFCITU, conducted a site visit of construction project sites related to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. A...

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27/6/2016

Seoul conference on Decent Work in Mega Sports Events

BWI Asia Pacific’s Regional Conference (20-22 June 2016), titled ‘Decent Work in Mega Sports Events’, has highlighted issues regarding health and safety, migrant workers’ rights and the difficulties of subcontracting that unions will be focusing on while organising workers engaged in construction...

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20/6/2016

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: International Evaluation and Handover Conference on “Campaign for Decent Work Towards and Beyond the 2016

About 40 union leaders gathered in Rio de Janeiro on 16 and 17 June to evaluate the strategies of the Campaign for Decent Work Towards and Beyond the 2016 Rio Olympics held during the preparation for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, to share the experience of Brazilian trade unions with Japanese...

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20/6/2016

BWI runs in the Netherlands for a child labour free world

Every year the event in Schimmert Netherlands gathers more and more children and adults to run for a child labour free world. This year the BWI welcomed the participation of JL Srivastava, BWI Education coordinator from India who ran 21km and helped the dutch children to skype with the children in...

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16/6/2016

Mega sporting events - Labour Rights and Human Rights

Mega sporting events have the potential to help catalyze greater respect for human rights and international labour standards, and each major sporting event has the potential to bring lasting positive social impacts. However, the BWI sees that there are significant human rights risks and...

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16/6/2016

India: BWI mourns the death of Nanjappan, President of the TCTU

"The BWI is saddened to hear about the passing away of Nachimuthu Nanjappan, President of the BWI affiliate TCTU, Tamil Nadu State (India) and State Vice President of INTUC in Chennai – capital of Tamil Nadu state" said Ambet Yuson, general secretary of the BWI. Starting his long trade union...

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16/6/2016

SFI Must Do The Right Thing: Drop the Proceedings and Recognise The Union

Now that the Sabah High Court has adjourned its decision regarding the SFI/BILT judicial review case until 27th June, SFI/BILT should withdraw the proceedings preventing the recognition of the Sabah Timber Industries Employees Union (STIEU) to maintain their forest certification, according to the...

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15/6/2016

BWI demands the release of Myanmar Veneer workers

On Thursday 19 May, 51 Burmese workers from a wood processing factory were arrested on charges of unlawful assembly and causing public disorder after police prevented them from marching in the Takton township, outside Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw. A week and a half later 36 of the workers were...

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