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Construction Workers Pay Tribute to Victims Killed at 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Worksites

South Korea: Another Death at 2018 Winter Olympic Site

SFI: Don’t appeal! It’s time to #recogniseSTIEU

BWI Action Alert!!! Stop Attacks against Trade Unions in South Korea: Drop All Charges against Union Leaders

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27/7/2016

South Korea: First Appeals Hearing for South Korean Trade Unionists

Last week, on July the first hearing in the appellate court for the 15 tower crane trade unionists who earlier this year were sentenced for “blackmailing” and “obstruction of business” for engaging in collective bargaining negotiations took place. Two of the leaders were sentenced for 2 to 3 years...

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26/7/2016

CAMBODIA: Union leaders targeted at building materials factories

This month union leaders at the Theng Sreng Import Export Co. Ltd, a supplier of building materials (including window and door frames and roofing) to one of Cambodia’s largest house-building firms, were terminated from their employment after forming a union and holding elections. BWI-affiliate...

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26/7/2016

ACT NOW: Tell SFI to #RecogniseSTIEU!

Members of the Sabah Timber Industries Employees Union (STIEU) working at one of Malaysia's largest timber companies, Sabah Forest Industries (SFI), have struggled for decades to have their union recognised. On 3 March last year the Malaysian Minister of Human Resources demanded SFI recognise...

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26/7/2016

Construction Workers Pay Tribute to Victims Killed at 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Worksites

The ceremony “Lives lost at the worksites of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro: Tribute to Workers” will be hosted on the 28th of July at 11am at the courtyard of Fiocruz, in Manguinhos-RJ In just three years 11 workers lost their lives as a result of accidents at the worksites of the 2016...

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26/7/2016

Argentina: One step closer to justice for the 120 dismissed ceramist workers in San Lorenzo

The Belgian National Contact Person (NCP) of the OECD has accepted a complaint filed by the Building and Wood Workers’ International and its Argentinian affiliate — Ceramic Workers' Union of the Republic of Argentina (FOCRA) — against the Belgian ETEX Group under the OECD Multinational...

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26/7/2016

PAKISTAN: Tragic accident on Lahore orange line metro project

A tragic accident occurred on Sunday 24 July 2016 in Lahore, Pakistan, when a crane struck a passing rickshaw, killing four civilians and injuring a further ten. BWI wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the families and friends of those that have lost loved ones, and to send strength and...

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26/7/2016

Global union leaders personally investigate victimisation of South Korean trade unionists

Global union leaders will be in court in Seoul on Tuesday the 26th of July to witness the latest in a series of unjust show trials of South Korean union leaders. They will then report on what they have seen directly outside the building. Cho Sung-deok, vice-president of the KPTU (Korean Public...

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25/7/2016

South Korea: Another Death at 2018 Winter Olympic Site

On the morning of July 24, in Gangneung, South Korea an accident occurred at the construction site of the Ice Arene which is to serve as the venue for the Figure Staking and Short Track competitions for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. According to BWI affiliate in South Korea,...

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24/7/2016

SFI: Don’t appeal! It’s time to #recogniseSTIEU

Members of the Sabah Timber Industries Employees Union (STIEU) working at one of Malaysia’s largest timber companies, Sabah Forest Industries (SFI), have struggled for decades to have their union recognised. On 3 March last year the Malaysian Minister of Human Resources demanded SFI recognise the...

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18/7/2016

Ghana: 11th Quadrennial Delegates’ Conference of PUWU: Ensuring an efficient and reliable service delivery in the utilities sector

Public Utility Workers’ Union – PUWU of Ghana TUC and its national women committee successfully held their 11th and 3rd Quadrennial Delegates Conference at PSWU Center in Kumasi Ghana from July 10th to 12th 2016 under the theme: “ Ensuring an efficient and reliable service delivery in the utilities...

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