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Olympics 2016: Unions take the field for good working conditions

Open Letter to Lafarge and Holcim Workers: Join the Campaign on January 15

BWI: International Migrants Day---Calling for fundamental changes in national and international migration policies

Belgium: FGTB Constitutional Congress appeals to strikes and actions for social justice

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19/12/2014

Thailand: Migrant Workers Rights Network Empowers Migrant Workers

The Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN), founded in March 2009 by a 9 migrant workers from Myanmar boast a membership of 4,000 today. The organization is based in Samut Sakhon province in Thailand where there are thousands of migrant workers from Myanmar working in a variety of sectors. The main...

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19/12/2014

Olympics 2016: Unions take the field for good working conditions

On December 9th and 10th, in Rio de Janeiro, over 20 union leaders from different regions of Brazil attended the Meeting for Decent Work in the Olympics 2016, which was organized by the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI). The meeting aimed to develop a campaign strategy for Decent...

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19/12/2014

Australia: ETU gets concessions with Otis Lift Company

"It wasn’t until 10am Wednesday morning they conceded, and we are sure the day of international action was the straw that broke the camel’s back. With the great support both internationally and in Australia, our members have stood together and resisted the ideologically driven conservative attack...

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18/12/2014

Open Letter to Lafarge and Holcim Workers: Join the Campaign on January 15

Earlier this year the two largest cement giants---Holcim and Lafarge--- announced their plans to merge to create the biggest cement company in the world. From the beginning it was clear that the planned merger was designed by shareholders for shareholders. Lost in the discussions in the merger...

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17/12/2014

BWI: International Migrants Day---Calling for fundamental changes in national and international migration policies

The BWI is calling for fundamental changes in national and international migration policies as the world marks International Migrants Day today. Migrant workers are essential to the functioning of today’s economies, and yet, populist and sectarian sentiment is spreading, with extremism and...

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17/12/2014

Australia: Global Action Day on Otis Lift

The BWI is calling upon its affiliates and partner organisations to support the Electrical Trade Union (ETU) Global Action Day on Otis Lift by signing up the petition below On Wednesday December 10, Otis and the Victorian Branch...

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13/12/2014

Belgium: FGTB Constitutional Congress appeals to strikes and actions for social justice

FGTB - Centrale Générale brought from 10 to 13 December 2014 at Floréal in Blankenberg more than 700 activists and hundreds of Belgian and foreign guests on the occasion of his Constitutional Congress. The congress provides a very clear call for continued action against the current right wing...

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13/12/2014

Hong Kong: BWI Supports New Era of Democratic Movement in Hong Kong

“We will be back” the slogan chanted by umbrella occupation activists responding to the violent clearance of democracy encampment by police in Hong Kong on December 11, 2014, initiates a so-called “New Era of Democratic Movement in Hong Kong.” Students and their supporters including leaders and...

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13/12/2014

Pakistan: PFBWW calls-off strike as Chinese Sino Hydro Management agrees to union demands

The continued undermining of labour laws and disregard to the agreement reached on 8th September 2014 in the office of Chief Engineer and Project Director, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)with the workers at Tarbela Dam T4 Extension Project generated mass unrest among workers. This...

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13/12/2014

Belgium: Domestic workers rights and freedom of association to start FGTB Centrale Générale congress

FGTB Centrale Générale statutory Congress kicked off on Wednesday 10th of December 2014 in Blankenberge with an international seminar which brought delegates and invited guests from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The international seminar focused on two main topics: the situation of...

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