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BWI and FNV supporting unions organizing in Infrastructure projects in East Africa

MENA unions condemn EU deal to send back refugees to Turkey

Workers face dangerous working conditions and unpaid wages before the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Worker Killed in Metro Project in Qatar

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5/5/2016

KFCITU celebrates May Day and expresses gratitude for global solidarity

The Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Unions (KFCITU) and other federations affiliated to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) celebrated May Day by holding rallies across South Korea. A total of 50,000 workers joined the rallies, including 20,000-strong union members...

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4/5/2016

Head of Winter Olympics in South Korea resigns from his post after workers’ rights violations

On Tuesday the head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games in South Korea, Cho Yang-ho, announced that he will step down from his post. Mr Cho is the chairman of the Korean conglomerate Hanjin and he claimed the reason for his resignation was to focus on the troubled Hanjin Shipping business. ...

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4/5/2016

Philippine Migrant Workers celebrate May Day

On 1 May the Filipino Construction Mutual Aid Organisation, a Doha-based community organization that represents building and construction workers, joined more than 600 trade unionists from the Federation of Free Workers for a May Day celebration at the Liwasang Bonifacio monument in Manila,...

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2/5/2016

Russian Trade Unions promotes decent work before the 2018 World Cup

On 19-20th of April, a national conference on the 2018 World Cup Decent Work Campaign took place in St-Petersburg, Russia. Regional leaders from the Construction and Building Material Workers Trade Union (RCWU) and health and safety specialists from host cities of the 2018 World Cup came together...

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2/5/2016

IWMD 2016 - BiH: Union shop stewards discuss prevention of hazards in wood and forestry

Marking the 28th of April, the youth and women section of the Independent Trade Union of Forestry, Wood and Paper of Bosnia and Herzegovina, SSSPDPBIH, participated in the thematic round table on “Prevention of hazards and health and safety at work". The event was held on 27 April 2016 at the Trade...

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2/5/2016

Construction Blacklist in the UK – Companies forced to own up and pay up

On 29 April 2016, press releases were issued by construction firms and unions involved in the High Court trial on blacklisting of union members in the UK. The press releases announced that blacklisted workers represented by the GMB and UCATT have settled their claims. However, despite these...

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1/5/2016

BWI denounces massive dismissals of Etex Group in Argentina

The Building and Wood Worker's International (BWI), which brings together 12 million workers in the construction, wood and building materials sectors in more than 130 countries worldwide, expresses its strong support to the strike that has been sustained for more than 10 days by its affiliate...

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30/4/2016

Today we march for those who can’t – BWI May Day Statement

Today millions of workers around the world will be out on the streets to stand up for workers’ rights. This is the day to celebrate the many victories that we have achieved by being united but unfortunately there are many who cannot take part in the marches today. In many countries, workers who...

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29/4/2016

IWMD 2016 - Youth video from Ukraine

Young Ukrainian workers from Kharkiv made a video calling for the ratification of ILO C 167. Starting from 2014, Construction and Building Materials Industry Workers Union of Ukraine, PROFBUD, has been working on the ratification campaign of the ILO Safety and Health in Construction Convention 167....

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29/4/2016

Nepal: Strong trade union support for ”free ticket, free visa” scheme

The Nepalese government last July began its ”free ticket, free visa” scheme that obligates employers from countries of destination to bear the costs for visa processing and air ticket to hire workers from Nepal – which until now most often has been borne by migrant workers themselves. The...

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