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BWI Women Conducts Solidarity Mission in Greece

TURKEY: 418 Wood Workers at Strike

SGIGMCG enters the site of the mega infrastructure project Bar – Boljari in Montenegro

Corporate greed leads to lockout in Victoria timber mill

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29/5/2017

BWI Women Conducts Solidarity Mission in Greece

Seventeen women trade union leaders and activists representing BWI affiliates throughout Europe including Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Macedonia, Cyprus, Albania, and France conducted a two-day mission to Greece to provide solidarity to the Greek people who despite facing enormous...

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25/5/2017

SOUTH KOREA: UN body orders President Han’s release from arbitrary detention

On 24 May the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders demanded that the South Korean Government implement the recent Opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) and immediately release Han Sang-gyun, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), a...

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24/5/2017

Brazil: BWI and IndustriALL release joint statement in support of the victims of the collapse of the Fundão Dam

The global union federations Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and IndutriALL jointly released a statement in solidarity to the victims and to demand from the government and the companies concrete actions to indemnify the victims and their families and to mitigate the damages caused by...

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19/5/2017

Malaysia: STIEU win at Court of Appeal!

A few hours ago leaders of the Sabah Timber Industry Employees’ Union (STIEU) emerged from the Court of Appeal in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia), elated from the news that Sabah Forest Industries’ (SFI) latest attempt to frustrate union recognition had been thrown out by the Court. While SFI still...

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18/5/2017

Road to Durban: BWI World Board Nominates Ambet Yuson as General Secretary and Endorses 4-year Strategic Plan

The BWI held its World Board on 10 May 2017 receiving affiliates from all over the world in Geneva, Switzerland. Representatives of the Presidium, Auditors, Titular members of the World Board, observers, and invited guests from Australia and the United States discussed issues on the political...

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18/5/2017

India: TKTMS commemorates IWMD in remembrance of Cheyyar building collapse victims

In the small town of Cheyyar in Tiruvannamalai district (Tamil Nadu State, India) the TKTMS union mobilised around 800 union members to extend solidarity with the victims of the Cheyyar building collapse. A few months back, this town witnessed a building collapse which left two workers dead and...

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16/5/2017

TURKEY: 418 Wood Workers at Strike

The Turkish Wood Workers Union (AGAC-IS) went on strike on 12 May demanding a pay increase and to defend their right to collective bargaining. The 418 workers at the Yildiz Sunta Plant, a Turkish company that produces wood products in the city of Kocaeli, had been negotiating for a renewal of a...

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15/5/2017

Argentina: create cinema about work

The Construction Workers’ Union of the Republic of Argentina (UOCRA) is organizing an International Film Festival about work dedicated to promote and give visibility to socio-labor issues. This activity will take place from May 11th to 17th, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The festival, in its IV...

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15/5/2017

Request for Union Travel Grants for BWI World Congress 2017

BWI World Congress and related meetings will be held in Durban, South Africa from 26 November to 1 December 2017. As many affiliates in developing countries are not able to pay for their travel and accommodation costs in Durban, the BWI is asking BWI Affiliates and Solidarity Partners to sponsor...

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15/5/2017

SGIGMCG enters the site of the mega infrastructure project Bar – Boljari in Montenegro

BWI Mission visits the Mega Highway Project Bar - Boljare on 6 of April 2017 in Montenegro to discuss about working conditions in the 43-km priority section (Smokovac – Matesevo) for which the Chinese EXIM Bank provided a loan of 800 Million Euro to the Government of Montenegro. The main...

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