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

Outstanding Woman: An interview with Shandra Harriott, General Secretary of BITU in Jamaica

Italian Building workers concerned about the future of their cities

BWI / SASK project: Construction young workers strengthen their network in West Africa.

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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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11/4/2014

Outstanding Woman: An interview with Shandra Harriott, General Secretary of BITU in Jamaica

Shandra S. Harriott joined the Jamaican trade union Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), an affiliate of the BWI in the Caribbean in 2000. For 10 years she served as an Accounting Officer and then as Assistant General Secretary of BITU until the retirement of George Fyffe in November 2012....

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11/4/2014

Worked to Death – Stop the Carnage in Qatar!

Remember the dead and fight for the living - Unions make work safer! On International Workers Memorial Day 28th April 2014, it is time to call the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by its proper name: a humanitarian crisis. At least 1,380 workers from India and Nepal are confirmed to have...

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11/4/2014

Cambodia: Victory for Striking Workers at K-Cement

On 8th April 2014, two hundred workers from different outsourcing companies came together to organise a successful strike at K-Cement located in Kampot province in Cambodia. Workers' main demands included reinstatement of former Union President Chunn Pov, Unionurecognition, paid annual leave...

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10/4/2014

Italian Building workers concerned about the future of their cities

The Italian Building Workers Union CGIL FILLEA Congress took place on 2-3April 2014 in Rome. Delegates discussed the general policy frame of the CGIL confederation which will be adopted at next congress and "the future of cities", which was the focus of the congress. Around 200 delegates, national...

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8/4/2014

Costa Rica : Migrant construction workers have a voice in Central America and the Caribbean

“Meeting of unions to strengthen the organization of migrant and informal workers” was a seminar in Central America and the Caribbean under the coordination of BWI and the Solidarity Center of America, AFL -CIO , within the framework of cooperation work in the region. The seminar was held on 24-25...

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7/4/2014

Merger Holcim and Lafarge needs global information and consultation

Geneva, 7 April 2014: Holcim and Lafarge, the world’s largest cement makers, announced a “merger of equals” creating the most advanced group in the building materials industry LafargeHolcim to answer the changing demands of the industry and the challenges of increasing urbanization.“This global...

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7/4/2014

3rd Regional Conference : Young unionists present their action plan

Starting this year, young trade unionists affiliated to the ICM submitted an action plan as part of the conclusions of the meeting on 1 April in Salvador, Brazil. The activity brought together 22 young unionist whose participation was made possible by the financial support of Friedrich Ebert...

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7/4/2014

Global Unions Urge STORA ENSO to Take Immediate Action against Child Labour

Stora Enso, a Finnish company engaged in the manufacturing and sale of paper, packaging materials and tissue products are criticized for using child labour. Media coverage in the past few months has exposed the reported use of child labour in a joint venture of a packaging company in Pakistan. ...

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