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Turkey: Subcontracting Ignores Trade Unions, Job Security and Decent Wages

Global Day of Action leads to a breakthrough on the right to strike!

Global Action Day for the right to strike, 18 February 2015 – BWI demonstrates in front of missions and employers in Geneva

ACT NOW Malaysia! SFI continues to refuse workers to form their union

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7/3/2015

IWD Interview with Pafadnam Fatou from SNTBB Burkina Faso

My name is Fatou Pafadnam, I am responsible for the women's committee of the National Union of Wood and Building Workers (SNTBB), an affiliate of the National Confederation of Workers of Burkina (CNTB). To recruit women into our union, we reach out to them and raise their awareness by...

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7/3/2015

Día internacional de la mujer: Entrevista con UOCRA Argentina

Norma Carballo (storeroom worker): I’m active in the UOCRA women’s programme. Analia Sánchez (health and safety rep): Women are entitled as men to equal pay for work of equal value. Norma Carballo (storeroom worker): Trade unions make a difference by promoting the elimination of...

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7/3/2015

IWD: Interview with Perpetua Asomani from PUWU Ghana

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7/3/2015

Value Women’s Work: BWI statement for International Women’s Day

Women make up nearly 50% of the labour market and yet gender economic equality is still prevalent. According to the 2014 World Economic Forum Global Gender Pay Gap Report the gender gap for economic participation for women is at 60%. At this rate women would only able to reach gender employment...

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6/3/2015

IWD: Interview with Rita Schiavi UNIA Switzerland

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2/3/2015

Victory for workers’ rights in Finland

Finnish wage regulations and collective agreements should apply equally to everyone who works in Finland. That is the outcome of a new ruling by the European Court of Justice. ”The decision has great importance for both Finland the European Union as a whole”, said Martti Alakoski, chair of the...

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2/3/2015

Turkey: Subcontracting Ignores Trade Unions, Job Security and Decent Wages

The 10th General Assembly of The Turkish Union of Road, Construction and Building Workers (YOL-İŞ) was held in Ankara on 21 - 22 February 2015. Among the participants, 307 delegates from 81 different cities and presidents and secretaries from 37 branch offices; BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson,...

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27/2/2015

Germany: IG BAU welcomes 30% women quota as a good first step

IG BAU has welcomed the proposed women's quota law. "The voluntary commitment by companies in 2001 brought nothing to gender equality. Over all these years, business was unable, or even unwilling, to fill more leadership positions with women," said IG BAU federal board member Ulrike Laux on 26...

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26/2/2015

Global Day of Action leads to a breakthrough on the right to strike!

“Our Global Day of Action has led to a breakthrough on the right to strike at the ILO with the union and employer representatives reaching an understanding, based on the recognition of the right to take industrial action, backed by explicit recognition from governments of the right to strike linked...

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25/2/2015

MANWU and Salini Impreglio Sign Agreement to address OHS Issues

The Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (MANWU), an affiliate of the BWI signed an agreement with Italian company Salini Impreglio regarding occupational safety and health issues at the Neckartal Dam construction site in the Karas region in southern Namibia. For several months, MANWU raised...

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