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Swedish Unions Express Solidarity to Swaziland Trade Unions

BWI Meets with IFC to Discuss Sabah Forest Industry Loans

Italy: BWI and Italian affiliates sign IFA with Salini Impregilo

USA: BWI awarded the George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award

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22/10/2014

Hong Kong: Stop Crackdown Violence against Occupy Movement in Hong Kong

"In supporting the cause of the protest to defend democracy and stand up against totalitarian regime, the BWI strongly condemns the use of violence and all types of attacks against the protest. The BWI also demands to stop all forms of attack against freedom of press and freedom of assembly and...

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21/10/2014

UCATT Active Campaign on Qatar

UCATT is very concerned about the plight of migrant workers in Qatar. International solidarity, globalization, respect for international labour standards were at the origin of UCATT’s involvement in the campaign with the BWI. For UCATT, the number of deaths, conditions in labour camps, poverty...

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20/10/2014

First issue of the new ITUC health and safety e-news publication

Please see here in English, Spanish and French the first issue of the new International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) health and safety e-news publication. This and the health and safety news webpages www.ituc-csi.org/OHS (also available in English, Spanish and French ) will be a great...

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20/10/2014

Ontario Women's Directorate research

Ill fitting protective equipment and work wear is ineffective and dangerous. Please see this helpful research and advice from the Ontario Women's Directorate. The BWI is working on a global research initiative on Protective Equipment and Work Wear for Women. Further news and a survey will be...

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19/10/2014

Swedish Unions Express Solidarity to Swaziland Trade Unions

BWI's Swedish affiliates expressed concerns about the announcement by the Swaziland government calling for an immediate ban on all trade unions in the country. Both BYGGNADS and GS released the following statement expressing support for the trade unions in Swaziland. Swedish solidarity with...

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19/10/2014

BWI Meets with IFC to Discuss Sabah Forest Industry Loans

As the Sabah Forest Industry (SFI) disrupts the process of secret ballot elections by continuously questioning the eligibility of employees in Supervisory; Commercial; Sales and Marketing, and Administration Divisions to be included to vote for the formation of union that is affiliated to the Sabah...

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16/10/2014

BWI European Regional Conference Opens in Dublin

Jack O’ Connor, General President of BWI affiliate SIPTU, gave his welcome address to the 120 delegates attending the BWI European Conference in Dublin today. The Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union represents over 200,000 workers in Ireland, and enjoys a long standing and warm...

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14/10/2014

Italy: BWI and Italian affiliates sign IFA with Salini Impregilo

“This Italian construction multinational company is important worldwide and this new international framework agreement will contribute to promote labour standards and workers’ rights all over the world.” said Ambet Yuson general secretary of the BWI from Milano Italy on 13 October 2014. The BWI and...

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9/10/2014

USA: BWI awarded the George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award

In recognition of BWI's efforts to struggle against violations of trade union rights in the frame of its mega-sports events, the BWI was awarded the 2014 George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award on 10 October 2014 in Washington DC. “The BWI and its affiliates can be proud of their work to...

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9/10/2014

SFI derails conduct of secret ballot

What is the common tactic most companies used to bust union and frustrate workers to exhaustion to give up their rights to self-organisation and collective bargaining? Companies always employ well renowned anti-union lawyers to file never-ending legal arguments and protests before industrial...

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