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Unions mobilize globally for workers’ rights at Holcim Lafarge

Union campaign mounts pressure against LafargeHolcim

Netherlands: Participate in the Child Learn Marathon for a Child Labour Free World on 14 June 2015

Olympics 2016: Unions take the field for good working conditions

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26/1/2015

Russia: Migrant workers impacted by new migration regulations and economic downturn

According to official data in 2013, migrant workers comprised 10% of the total workforce in Russia. Of this, 40% worked in the construction sector with the majority of migrant workers from non-visa countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and...

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26/1/2015

Unions mobilize globally for workers’ rights at Holcim Lafarge

Last week, on 15 January Lafarge and Holcim workers and their supporters in 30 countries organized a series of actions as part of a global campaign launched by the Building and Wood Workers International (BWI), European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and IndustriALL Global Union....

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20/1/2015

Holcim-Lafarge campaign - India INCWF: Cement unions denounce merger without workers’ rights

In India, the BWI-affiliated Indian National Cement Workers’ Federation (INCWF), which is the largest federation of cement unions, staged various collective industrial actions to support the BWI demand to accord importance to workers’ rights in the process of negotiations. By including workers...

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19/1/2015

Hong Kong: Solidarity Message for Union Leaders Under Threat of Arrest

As people continue to fight for rights to universal suffrage and democracy in Hong Kong, the police launched “arrests by appointment”, targeting leading protesters of the Movement including HKCTU leaders. Lee Cheuk-yan, General Secretary of the HKCTU turned himself in the Wan Chai police on 17...

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19/1/2015

BWI Connect: 15 FAQ for migrant workers from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine to work in Russia

As part of BWI Connect “Know Your Rights” publication series, BWI has produced a flyer for potential migrant workers from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine addressing key questions of working in Russia. Globally, following the United States, Russia...

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15/1/2015

Holcim, Lafarge unions protest merger of companies without workers’ rights

On 15 January 2015, unions at cement giants Holcim and Lafarge are launching a global campaign against the companies’ merger, which is moving forward without respect for workers’ rights. The world’s two largest cement companies, the Swiss Holcim and French Lafarge, announced in 2014 that they...

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15/1/2015

ACT NOW! Lafarge Holcim: No merger without workers' rights!

The world’s two largest cement makers, Lafarge and Holcim, recently announced they would merge. They have made it clear that the merger will benefit shareholders, however they have refused to make any commitments to the workers, many of whom will be spun off into another company or made redundant....

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15/1/2015

Union campaign mounts pressure against LafargeHolcim

On 15 January 2015 thousands of workers at Lafarge and Holcim cement plants in over 20 countries are mobilizing to send one strong message to the two largest cement companies in the world - “No merger without workers’ rights!” These actions are the launch of a global campaign against Lafarge’s...

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12/1/2015

Namibia: MANWU confronted to illegal and dangerous conditions in the Namibian construction industry

BWI affiliate in Namibia, MANWU, is confronting illegal and dangerous conditions in the Namibian construction industry. "Construction workers at mass housing sites across the country are being mistreated, live in constant fear of being dismissed unfairly, get meagre wages and work without...

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5/1/2015

Netherlands: Participate in the Child Learn Marathon for a Child Labour Free World on 14 June 2015

"We want to ensure all children have access to education and schooling and to improve the wages of adult workers by strengthening trade unions. If you share BWI’s vision of a child labour free world, participate in the Child Learn Marathon on 14 June 2015 in Schimmert Netherlands," says Ambet...

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