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20/7/2014

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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19/7/2014

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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10/7/2014

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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9/7/2014

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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8/7/2014

India: Trade unions spur government to increase compensation to injured and dead workers in the Chennai building collapse

The final count reported 61 workers dead and 29 injured, including migrants from neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The government acted swiftly and arrested six persons, including the contractor, the engineers and architect of the ill-fated building. With mounting pressure, the...

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4/7/2014

Sunrise-Festival in Germany: Young Workers for Strong Trade Unions

In Germany, IGBAU young trade union members (Junge BAU) have a good tradition---to come together at the Sunrise- Festival in the middle of summer. It is a great opportunity for young people to express support to each other, to talk about their experiences in trade unions, and to develop new ideas...

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2/7/2014

Olympics 2016: Unions of furniture sector gather together to draw up a strategy for the sector

Around 20 Brazilian unions from different regions of the country gathered in Curitiba, south of Brazil, to discuss the impacts of the 2016 Olympics and to draw up a strategy for the sector. The meeting was organized by the BWI and was supported by its affiliate in the State of Paraná, FETRACONSPAR....

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1/7/2014

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

In presence of two teachers from BWI child labour schools in India, BWI Geneva staff with spouse and children participated in the races against child labour in Schimmert Netherlands on 29 June 2014. Around 200 adults and sixty children participated in different races to highlight how child labour...

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1/7/2014

India: Building collapse evokes strong reaction from BWI affiliates

Tragedy struck in a Chennai suburb in Tamil Nadu State in Southern India on 28 June 2014, when a twelve storey under construction building collapsed - killing seventeen workers. Twenty workers have been rescued since the State Government led rescue work was initiated and still around 40 workers are...

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25/6/2014

BWI concerns on en masse exodus of Cambodia migrant workers

The recent en masse exodus of 200,000 Cambodia migrant workers from Thailand, following the fear of Thai junta crackdown after the military coup d’etat on May 22, 2014, has alarmed the international community on volatility of the lives of the cross-border migrants. Around 400,000 to 500,000...

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