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April 28th: One week dedicated to the Health and Safety at Work

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24/4/2014

Macedonia: BWI/FES Focus on Collective Bargaining in Infrastructure Projects for unions in South East Europe

BWI/FES organized seminar “Focus on Collective Bargaining in Infrastructure Projects” for construction trade unions from south-east Europe was held from 08-09 April in Skopje, Macedonia. 26 delegates from 8 countries joined the seminar. This seminar gave an overview of the current situation on...

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24/4/2014

April 28th: Walk for Occupational Safety

As part of its 10 key work priorities, the National Union of Carpenters, Bricklayers, Shipowners and Allied Trade Unions, SNSCAASC from Nicaragua, will be developing Assemblies and meetings about Safety and Occupational Security in workplaces. Arrived April 28th, SNSCAASC be performing a one...

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24/4/2014

April 28th: Concentration and take of streets for Occupational Safety

Central America becomes big defending Security and Safety at workplaces, this time with the participation of our union affiliated: Construction and Service Workers’ Union (SINCS -G) from Guatemala. In order to fight for the integration of a Task Force to monitor the pertinent compliance of 167...

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24/4/2014

April 28th: Brazil is perfecting the field of Health and Safety at Work

As part of the activities planned for the year 2014, the Federetion of Workers of Constructions Industries and Furniture from Paraná State (FETRACONSPAR), will be conducting the V Enhancement Seminar on Health and Safety at Work, on April 24th and 25th, at Curitiba, Paraná. This series of seminars...

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24/4/2014

April 28th: "Work to live, not to die"

In commemoration of April 28th, the Federation of Building and Furniture Workers from Santa Catarina State (FETICOM -SC), joins to the Public Act convened by its Central in Brazil: New Trade Union of Workers of Santa Catarina (NCSTSC) and MOVIDA, Movement in Defense of Health, Safety and Quality...

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24/4/2014

BWI/FES “Focus on Collective Bargaining in Infrastructure Projects”

BWI / FES organized seminar “Focus on Collective Bargaining in Infrastructure Projects” for construction trade unions from south-east Europe was held from 08-09 April in Skopje, Macedonia. 26 delegates from 8 countries joined the seminar. This seminar was designed to give an overview of current...

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22/4/2014

Avalanche on the Mt. Everest kills Dorje Khatri from UNITRAV

In perhaps one of the worst Avalanche disasters in Nepal on the Mt. Everest, 13 Sherpas died on 18 April 2014. The BWI is deeply saddened by this tragic event and expresses profound grief, in particular for Dorje Khatri, Vice-President of the Union of Trekking Travels Rafting Workers Nepal...

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17/4/2014

Brazil: Construction workers in Bahia and Rio de Janeiro achieve better living conditions

After a four day strike, the construction workers in Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian states that will host matches of the World Cup, reached important victories in their collective agreements, achieving better working and living conditions. BWI affiliates that represent the workers in Bahia,...

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15/4/2014

Iran: BWI and ITUC Urge Release of Sharokh Zamani

In a letter to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, dated April 11, 2014 the BWI and ITUC called for the immediate release of Shahrokh Zamani, Founding Board member of the Syndicate of Painters of Tehran and the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers Organizations. Mr. Sharokh...

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11/4/2014

April 28th: One week dedicated to the Health and Safety at Work

Following up the BWI Global Campaign for this coming April 28th: "Unions make work safer: A Death, a Strike", the Argentinean Building Workers Union, UOCRA, devotes an entire week of work about education and accident prevention at work places. UOCRA has made clear its strong position to...

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