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Tanzania ; Africa and Middle East Youth met to implement the BWI resolution on youth

Tanzania: Africa Anglophone Construction network met in Dar Es Salaam to monitor OHS issues in Public Infrastructure Projects

BWI staff races against child labour during 5th Anniversary in Schimmert Netherlands

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26/8/2014

Holcim-Lafarge: Fatal accident in Nobsa subsidiary

A labor accident took place at the plant of Holcim, Nobsa subsidiary, Colombia, resulting in the tragic death of Brother Armando Martinez, a worker who was hired by the subcontractor FESA, which supplies workers to this multinational. Unfortunately, it has become a common fact the increase in...

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26/8/2014

East Africa Federation of Building and Woodworkers: a new baby of BWI

A meeting of Building Construction and Wood workers unions brought together in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania on 18th August,BWI leadership from the Region and Head Quarters in Geneva and 9 leaders from East Africa countries composed by Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. The main purpose of the...

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25/8/2014

Forward in Mobilising and Organising in Sino Hydro and all other Chinese Multinational Companies in Africa!

BWI Africa and Middle East Affiliates met in Dar es Salaam from 19th to 20th of August 2014 to develop a strategy of building, mobilising and organising Sino Hydro and all other Chinese MNCs operating in Africa and Middle East in building, building material, wood, forestry and construction sectors....

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22/8/2014

Tanzania Afreco 2014: Women and girls face new and more complex challenges especially in BWI sectors

Guided by its pillars of organising, negotiating and influencing policies, BWI Africa and Middle East Regional Women’s Committee met in Kunduchi Beach Hotel Dar Es Salaam from 17th to 18th of August 2014. BWI affiliates reaffirmed need to work towards improving living and working conditions with...

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18/8/2014

Tanzania ; Africa and Middle East Youth met to implement the BWI resolution on youth

BWI Africa and Middle East region youth met in Dar Es Salaam on 18th of August 2014 to evaluate their actions and develop new strategies for the implementation of the BWI resolution on youth . This regional meeting has given opportunity to 15 Africa and Middle East youth reprsentatives to discuss...

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18/8/2014

KAHUTINDO: Resolutions Adopted in the 5th Congress to Strengthen the Decent Work Agenda

The Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers' Union (KAHUTINDO) held its 5th National Congress from 13-15 August 2014 in Bali, Indonesia. Attended by 140 plant and branch officers representing over 126,000 members throughout the country, the Congress unanimously re-elected Khoirul Anam as...

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18/8/2014

Ambet Yuson Addresses KAHUTINDO 5th Congress

“I personally witnessed your transformation into a fighting, democratic and real trade union. I have worked side-by-side with you. We organized seminars and campaigns; we mobilised and we demonstrated,” stated Ambet Yuson, BWI General Secretary of BWI in his address at the Opening Ceremony of the...

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15/8/2014

WE SHADE: Regional Wood and Forestry Conference in Indonesia

“We need to provide shade to all the workers from forest to factories by providing them with social protection, decent work and protection against violation of their rights,” said Ambet Yuson, General Secretary of BWI while launching the BWI Asia Pacific Regional Wood and Forestry Network - WE...

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15/8/2014

TCWF Records Victory for Internal Migrant Workers in Tamil Nadu, India

On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India, J. Jayalalithaa, announced a new range of benefits for workers, particularly migrant construction workers from outside the state. These actions come in the wake of the Moulivakkam building collapse where 61 workers were killed...

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15/8/2014

BWI Solidarity Mission to Ukraine

Over the past few months, BWI and its affiliate, the Construction and Building Materials Industry Workers of Ukraine (PROFBUD), along with BWI members in over 128 countries around the world have been shocked and deeply concerned over the dangerous occurrences in Ukraine. The struggle of the...

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