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HOLCIM – LAFARGE Fusion: Latin American workers analyze their future

On August 12th and 13th, the union leaders from the Holcim unions in Latin America, participants of the "BWI Network Multinational Material Unions” will meet in Pedro Leopoldo, Brazil, to discuss the future of their workers considering the Holcim Lafarge fusion, both the biggest multinational...

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Polish minimum wage for builders 1,70 Euro per hour

The Polish Confederation of Employers of the Building Industry (Polski Związek Pracodawców Budownictwa PZPB), the Confederation of the Polish Crafts (Związek Rzemiosła Polskiego ZRP) agreed with two trade unions (affiliates of BWI), that the costs of one hour of a building worker should not be...

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“We are proud of what has been accomplished thus far in Tunisia following the revolution”

The General Tunisian Workers’ Union (UGTT) played a historical and pivotal role in the organization of the popular protest leading to the eventual overthrow of President Ben Ali’s government in 2011 and the establishment of a democratic interim government. It contributed to the organization of 12...

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Holcim and Lafarge Works Councils worried about groups' decisions

Contrary to the positive messages being relayed by the bosses of Lafarge and Holcim concerning the effects of the merger between the two groups, members of the select committees of the Lafarge and Holcim European Works Councils (EWCs), which met in Brussels on 22 July 2014, are concerned about a...

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Latin America & Caribbean: BWI Youth Group present in the ILO

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, through its technical team: Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), officially invited to Building and Wood Workers International (BWI), to participate in the development of work initiatives...

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Safety Must be a Priority for FIFA

For 32 days, 32 national teams competed in 12 stadiums throughout Brazil for the honour of being named the winner of the 2014 World Cup. As Germany won its 4th title over Argentina 1-0, the names that will be etched on the minds of the close to one billion fans are Lionel Messi, Jaime Rodriguez,...

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Parliamentary Asbestos Seminar in London

The annual seminar of the Parliamentary Asbestos Sub-Group took place in London on 16 July 2014. Fiona Murie, the Global Director of Occupational Health and Safety for the BWI, described the BWI’s long-standing struggle to secure safe working conditions for their members emphasizing the high risk...

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Macedonia: SSHDE and PE Makedonski Sumi discuss activites related to BWI project

The Trade Union of the Workers in Forestry, Wood Industry and Energy of the Republic (SSHDE) of Macedonia together with the management of PE Makedonski Sumi organised an event to discuss activities related to the implementation of the BWI project, including the health and safety campaign. The event...

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

BWI is increasingly placing high priority on improving the living and working conditions of construction workers especially under this era of globalization which has resulted in increased occupational risk in this sector. BWI believes that safety in construction should involve all the parties in...

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South Africa: NUM Central committee

The NUM Central Committee chaired by the Acting President of NUM, Regional President of BWI Africa and Middle East Cde Thamsanqa Piet Matosa met in Birchwood from 2nd to 4th July converging under the theme of "we are stronger together. " In his opening address of the President call for support of...

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