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Climate change in focus at GS Congress

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31/5/2016

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

Send your donation now to support families of workers injured or killed in Qatar ...

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31/5/2016

Manila tower crane collapses

A tower crane in Makati, central Manila, has collapsed, injuring at least two individuals. The accident happened early morning on Thursday 26 May, while the crane was being set up. It damaged electric posts, high tension wires and a number of vehicles in the area at the time, and injured a taxi...

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27/5/2016

33,000 Cambodian workers to Qatar

An agreement was reached on Wednesday 18 May between the Cambodian Labour Minister and Qatar’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, that Cambodia will send up to 33,000 workers to Qatar for a variety of construction projects in the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup. This came after an initial request...

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26/5/2016

Macedonia: 5th Congress of SGIP reiterates the commitment of its 80 years of care for construction workers’ rights

The IVth Congress of the Trade Union of Civil Engineering, Industry and Planning of Republic of Macedonia, SGIP, held on 21 May 2016 in Krusevo Macedonia, gathered 39 delegates, with a participation of more than 30 per cent of young and women delegates. Pavel Trendafilov was re-elected as president...

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26/5/2016

Hong Kong rail workers sit-in over unpaid wages

A group of over one hundred rail workers in Hong Kong held a sit-in strike on Monday to protest the failure of their employer to pay HKD$7 million wages (~USD$900,000) owed to them over a month and a half period. Assisted by BWI affiliate the Construction Site Workers’ General Union, negotiations...

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25/5/2016

Suriname: Labour unions succesfully organised a mass manifestation

Trade Unions associated with Ravaksur, the umbrella organization of the Labour Unions in Suriname, organized a protest manifestation on Paramaribo, capital of this country. C-47 and PWO, two BWI affiliates were among the major organizers of the manifestation. The objective of the manifestation...

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24/5/2016

Climate change in focus at GS Congress

“Together we grow” was the theme at the congress of the Swedish forestry, wood and graphical workers’ union—GS – that was held this past weekend in the city of Västerås. In addition to discussing a number of key issues and areas of work for the union, GS elected a new Executive Board and Officers....

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19/5/2016

Support the union members fighting to save the forests of Cerattepe

The water supply, jobs and rich forest in the Turkish district Cerattepe by the Black Sea is being thretened by a mining company seeking to exploit the land for gold, silver and copper. The struggle against the mining plans has been going on for many years and the big protest movement has been...

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19/5/2016

Historic founding of new union federation in Spain

On May 12-13 the Industry, Construction, and Agriculture Workers Federation, UGT-FICA in Spain held its founding congress. The new federation has over 300,000 members and was created as a result of the resolutions adopted at the 42nd Confederal Congress of the UGT, where six state federations...

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18/5/2016

FSC Upholds Workers Rights in SFI/BILT  

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) welcomes yesterday’s decision by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in siding with workers at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI), a subsidiary of BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited in their long fight for recognition of their union, the Sabah Timber...

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