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First inspections by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and BWI carried out on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ projects

Global Unions and LafargeHolcim to develop Global Framework Agreement

New white papers highlight connection between MSEs and human rights

Reassuring labour standards in Veidekke ASAs Global Operations

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13/2/2017

Israel: The crane operators' struggle continues - Histadrut declared a labour dispute

The dispute was declared on the background of the deadlock in negotiations to arrange the employment conditions of approximately 1,200 crane operators in all the construction sites in the country Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn: "The Histadrut is committed to continue to protect the...

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10/2/2017

Labour, protesting for food and jobs and for a change in the governance in Nigeria

Thousands of protesting Workers on Thursday 9 February called on the Federal Government to create policies that would reduce the suffering of Nigerians and also provide food on their tables. The workers marched from Yaba, in Lagos through Ikorodu Road chanting solidarity songs and carrying...

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9/2/2017

First inspections by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and BWI carried out on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ projects

The first joint inspections on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ projects have been carried out by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), the global trade union for construction workers. In accordance with a Memorandum of...

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6/2/2017

Mauritius : workers on the streets for their rights

There were more than a hundred people marching in the streets of Rose-Hill in the afternoon of Sunday 5 February to shout their rage at a government that did not move a little finger to relieve the workers. The Confederation of Private Sector Workers (CTSP), led by Jane Ragoo and Reaz Chuttoo,...

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3/2/2017

BWI contributes to the international debate on global indicators to better capture forestry workers’ conditions towards sustainable development

BWI presents a position paper to contribute to the global discussions on measurement of the conditions of forestry workers towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Forestry employs 13.7 million formal workers, about one percent of the total world employment, and its...

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3/2/2017

FSC Global Social Chamber commits to have ILO Core Conventions in all policy standards

Today at a meeting in Jogjakarta the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Global Social Chamber supported and endorsed the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) initiative to having core labour standards embedded in all FSC policy standards. "In countries where labour rights are poor,...

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2/2/2017

Global Unions and LafargeHolcim to develop Global Framework Agreement

Global trade unions represented by IndustriALL Global Union and Building and Wood Worker's International (BWI) met with representatives of LafargeHolcim on 23 January 2017 to launch the process for developing a Global Framework Agreement. We strongly believe that people are core to the...

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2/2/2017

Croatia: Independent Road Workers Union campaign puts an end to the exploitation of workers hired on temporary basis by private Employment agencies

In Croatia, in recent years increasingly workers got hired by Employment agencies for temporary work. The Agencies as a rule deprive workers by reducing the payment of their salaries, transportation allowances, work on weekends and holidays, work in shifts, night and overtime work, while Christmas...

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2/2/2017

New white papers highlight connection between MSEs and human rights

On 31 January the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) published the ‘Sporting Chance’ White Papers, a series of 11 white papers on the interaction between MSEs and human rights. One of the...

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30/1/2017

BWI and SCDL will Conduct First Joint Inspection in Qatar

The BWI and the Supreme Committee for Delivery (SC) and Legacy signed a Memorandum of Understanding last November 2016 and took effect in January 2017. The MoU provides for construction site and accommodation inspections, train the trainer trainings, and a review of the SC’s current OHS and Workers...

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