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Russia: BWI and RBWU sign cooperation agreement with FIFA for Russia 2018

South Korea: “The world must wake up and see what is happening here”

MALAYSIA: FSC disassociates from SFI/BILT over labour rights

Justice for exploited Cambodians in Sweden

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26/8/2016

Russia: BWI and RBWU sign cooperation agreement with FIFA for Russia 2018

FIFA, the Local Organising Committee (LOC), the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), and the Russian Construction Workers Union (RBWU) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in ensuring decent and safe working conditions for the construction and renovation of...

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19/8/2016

Ceremony to remember the lives lost for the Rio Olympics

On July 28th trade unions from all over Brazil gathered to pay tribute to the workers killed and injured at Olympic worksites in Rio de Janeiro. In just three years eleven workers lost their lives and at least three were seriously injured in preparation for this years Summer...

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19/8/2016

South Korea: “The world must wake up and see what is happening here”

Since last year hundreds of trade union leaders and members have faced criminal charges for taking part in protests and union activities. Today on the 19th of August starts a second hearing in the appellate court for the 15 members of the Branch of Tower Crane Operators Union of the Korean...

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19/8/2016

MALAYSIA: FSC disassociates from SFI/BILT over labour rights

In a landmark decision the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International Board of Directors have chosen to disassociate from Malaysian timber company Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) and their Indian parent Ballapur Industries Limited (BILT) due to repeated violations of the workers’ rights of...

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18/8/2016

Justice for exploited Cambodians in Sweden

The Cambodian migrant workers who were cheated of their salaries when planting trees in the forests of Sweden in 2014 will finally get their just compensation. The workers will receive a total of 282,069 SEK ($32,574) in state...

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11/8/2016

Olympics 2016: Unions pay tribute to the workers killed and injured at Olympic worksites

On July 28th, 2016, trade unions from all over Brazil and researchers gathered to pay tribute to the families of workers who have become victims of fatal accidents or serious injury in the works of the Olympics 2016. Between 2013 and 2016, eleven workers lost their lives and three were seriously...

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10/8/2016

BWI Africa Regional Network on Chinese MNCs: Sharing experience and finding new ways to organize and bargain

Johannesburg in South Africa has hosted the BWI Africa Network on Chinese MNCs from August 10 to 12, 2016. The network gathered 32 BWI Africa affiliates leaders from 15 countries, research institutes and solidarity support partner, the FES Trade Union Competence Centre (TUCC) for Sub sahara Africa...

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10/8/2016

Worker fell to death at 2018 World Cup stadium in St Petersburg

On the 5th of August a 40 years old construction worker in St Petersburg was seriously injured after he fell from 4 meters height during construction work at the World Cup Stadium. The worker was taken to hospital where he later died and authorities claim to have started an investigation. This...

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8/8/2016

International Olympic Committee – IOC: eleven deaths, not even a word

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it is committed to build a better world through sport. Just like FIFA, IOC is an independent, non-profit international organization. The proceeds from the games are designated to the promotion of sports activities worldwide. In this sense, on August...

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8/8/2016

INDIA: Building collapse claims nine lives in Pune

The collapse of a 13th floor slab on a construction site on 29 July 2016 at Pune, Maharashtra State (India) has left nine workers dead and another five injured. The nine dead workers were internal migrants from Bihar state. The building project is a joint venture led by Pride Purple Group, but also...

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