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BWI runs in the Netherlands for a child labour free world

Another strike over unpaid wages at 2018 World Cup stadium in Russia

“Hard Hats for Education” – Call for support to families of workers injured or killed in Qatar

Climate change in focus at GS Congress

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20/6/2016

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: International Evaluation and Handover Conference on “Campaign for Decent Work Towards and Beyond the 2016

About 40 union leaders gathered in Rio de Janeiro on 16 and 17 June to evaluate the strategies of the Campaign for Decent Work Towards and Beyond the 2016 Rio Olympics held during the preparation for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, to share the experience of Brazilian trade unions with Japanese...

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20/6/2016

BWI runs in the Netherlands for a child labour free world

Every year the event in Schimmert Netherlands gathers more and more children and adults to run for a child labour free world. This year the BWI welcomed the participation of JL Srivastava, BWI Education coordinator from India who ran 21km and helped the dutch children to skype with the children in...

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16/6/2016

Mega sporting events - Labour Rights and Human Rights

Mega sporting events have the potential to help catalyze greater respect for human rights and international labour standards, and each major sporting event has the potential to bring lasting positive social impacts. However, the BWI sees that there are significant human rights risks and...

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16/6/2016

India: BWI mourns the death of Nanjappan, President of the TCTU

"The BWI is saddened to hear about the passing away of Nachimuthu Nanjappan, President of the BWI affiliate TCTU, Tamil Nadu State (India) and State Vice President of INTUC in Chennai – capital of Tamil Nadu state" said Ambet Yuson, general secretary of the BWI. Starting his long trade union...

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16/6/2016

SFI Must Do The Right Thing: Drop the Proceedings and Recognise The Union

Now that the Sabah High Court has adjourned its decision regarding the SFI/BILT judicial review case until 27th June, SFI/BILT should withdraw the proceedings preventing the recognition of the Sabah Timber Industries Employees Union (STIEU) to maintain their forest certification, according to the...

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15/6/2016

BWI demands the release of Myanmar Veneer workers

On Thursday 19 May, 51 Burmese workers from a wood processing factory were arrested on charges of unlawful assembly and causing public disorder after police prevented them from marching in the Takton township, outside Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw. A week and a half later 36 of the workers were...

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12/6/2016

World Day Against Child Labour 2016: BWI calls for responsible natural stone industry worldwide

Commemorating the World Day Against Child Labour, BWI General Secretary, Ambet Yuson called upon “All stakeholders – exporters, importers, suppliers, manufacturers including their supply chains, national and international stone certification agencies, unions and governments across the globe to...

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11/6/2016

Another strike over unpaid wages at 2018 World Cup stadium in Russia

Turkish migrant workers working on the construction of the 2018 World Cup stadium in Rostov on Don went on strike over unpaid wages at the end of May,. Hundreds of workers stopped their work and demanded their employer to pay back their wages. The regional government in Rostov on Don had to...

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7/6/2016

Montenegro SGIGMCG: Green construction – a chance for improving gender equality standards

“Green jobs in construction gives a significant chance for a higher inclusion and participation of women in this sector, which is traditionally seen as male dominated. They also provide an opportunity for new jobs and decent work.” said Ljiljana Zoric, chairperson of the SGIGMCG women network....

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7/6/2016

ACT NOW - Peru: Solidarity with SITSERFOR Ministry of Agriculture

One of the trade unions affiliated to the BWI in Peru, the Trade Union of National Forestry Service and Wildlife, SITSERFOR, has reported about serious acts that undermine freedom of association, right to organise, collective bargaining and violation of human and labour rights enshrined in Labour...

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