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BWI Action Alert: Defend the Right to Strike

Tanzania ; Africa and Middle East Youth met to implement the BWI resolution on youth

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

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

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2/9/2014

Interview with Rulita Wijayaningdya on Importance of Forest Certification

Next week the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will hold its General Assembly in Seville, Spain. Last year, Rulita Wijayaningdya, International Secretary of the Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers Union (KAHUTINDO) was elected to the FSC Board of Directors for the Southern Social Chamber. The...

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2/9/2014

Trade Union and Employers “Fair Prices Initiative” Launched in Croatia

This past week, the Trade Union of Construction Industry of Croatia (SGH) and the Croatian Employers' Association - Construction Employers' Association (HUP-UPG) started an initiative entitled, "Fair prices in the construction industry, job security, secure the future of construction...

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1/9/2014

BWI Action Alert: Defend the Right to Strike

Once again at this year’s annual International Labour Conference of the ILO, the Employers Group continued its attack on the workers’ right to strike. As they did in 2012, the Employer Group stated that the right to strike is not included in the Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Right to...

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1/9/2014

TKTMS to Focus on Youth Organizing

“Creation of decent employment, opportunities for skills up gradation, adequate social protection and ensuring rights at work are the key areas to promote youth,” stated Pon Kumar, TKTMS President at the Youth Conference, which was held on 19 August 2014 at Villupuram in Tamil Nadu State of India....

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26/8/2014

Holcim-Lafarge: Fatal accident in Nobsa subsidiary

A labor accident took place at the plant of Holcim, Nobsa subsidiary, Colombia, resulting in the tragic death of Brother Armando Martinez, a worker who was hired by the subcontractor FESA, which supplies workers to this multinational. Unfortunately, it has become a common fact the increase in...

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26/8/2014

East Africa Federation of Building and Woodworkers: a new baby of BWI

A meeting of Building Construction and Wood workers unions brought together in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania on 18th August,BWI leadership from the Region and Head Quarters in Geneva and 9 leaders from East Africa countries composed by Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. The main purpose of the...

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25/8/2014

Forward in Mobilising and Organising in Sino Hydro and all other Chinese Multinational Companies in Africa!

BWI Africa and Middle East Affiliates met in Dar es Salaam from 19th to 20th of August 2014 to develop a strategy of building, mobilising and organising Sino Hydro and all other Chinese MNCs operating in Africa and Middle East in building, building material, wood, forestry and construction sectors....

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22/8/2014

Tanzania Afreco 2014: Women and girls face new and more complex challenges especially in BWI sectors

Guided by its pillars of organising, negotiating and influencing policies, BWI Africa and Middle East Regional Women’s Committee met in Kunduchi Beach Hotel Dar Es Salaam from 17th to 18th of August 2014. BWI affiliates reaffirmed need to work towards improving living and working conditions with...

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18/8/2014

Tanzania ; Africa and Middle East Youth met to implement the BWI resolution on youth

BWI Africa and Middle East region youth met in Dar Es Salaam on 18th of August 2014 to evaluate their actions and develop new strategies for the implementation of the BWI resolution on youth . This regional meeting has given opportunity to 15 Africa and Middle East youth reprsentatives to discuss...

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18/8/2014

KAHUTINDO: Resolutions Adopted in the 5th Congress to Strengthen the Decent Work Agenda

The Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers' Union (KAHUTINDO) held its 5th National Congress from 13-15 August 2014 in Bali, Indonesia. Attended by 140 plant and branch officers representing over 126,000 members throughout the country, the Congress unanimously re-elected Khoirul Anam as...

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