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Panama canal: BWI/SUNTRACS meet Impregilo

BWI Meeting on working conditions of migrant workers in Qatar hosted by ILO sets path for joint strategy

Swedish Unions Express Solidarity to Swaziland Trade Unions

BWI Meets with IFC to Discuss Sabah Forest Industry Loans

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31/10/2014

Campaign 25 Kilos: 30 kg – Bill 5746/05 from Brazil

In an effort to regulate the average weight that a Brazilian worker can manually carry at workplace, the Committee on Labour, Administration and Public Service approved the bill nº 5746/05 of the Senate, in April 2012. This bill was proposed by the Senator Marcelo Crivella (PRB) and defends the...

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27/10/2014

Leader’s voices on fair labour migration

This video content thoughts and statements from leaders on how to achieve the UN Post 15 goals and fair migration in the world. Initially, ILO Director General, Guy Ryder speaks about the ILO agenda for fair migration. General Secretary Ambet Yuson is closing up the video by sharing his perspective...

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27/10/2014

Panama canal: BWI/SUNTRACS meet Impregilo

BWI delegation with SUNTRACS visited the canal project on 11 October 2014. The project involves around 8000 workers. The delegation was comprised of BWI accountant Patrick Fonjallaz, elected BWI auditor Michael von Felten and SUNTRACS executive member in charge of the Panama canal project, Hector...

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27/10/2014

India: BWI Mourns the Death of President of the KKNTC

Kappithanparambil Paily Elzebius Master (popularly known as Master), President of the Kerala Kettida Nirmana Thozhilali Congress (KKNTC) died on October 26, 2014 in Kerala State. Under his leadership, the KKNTC, an important affiliate of the BWI, has been instrumental in protecting the rights of...

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27/10/2014

BWI Meeting on working conditions of migrant workers in Qatar hosted by ILO sets path for joint strategy

"The BWI had fruitful open discussions between representatives of construction companies, trade unions, ITUC and the ILO today. It is clear that there is commitment from all to work closely together and request to the Qatari government for urgent changes for migrant workers." said Ambet Yuson,...

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26/10/2014

Joint European Cooperation Stressed at BWI Europe Regional Committee Meeting in Dublin

After the BWI Europe Regional Conference, BWI Europe Regional Committee meeting was held on 17 October 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. Walter Schiavella was again the chair of the meeting and he introduced the new members of the European Committee as they were nominated by the each groups formed by...

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26/10/2014

BWI EUROPE Regional Women’s Meeting – women together to build women power through trade unions

BWI Europe Women’s Committee meeting took place on 17 October 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. The main purpose of the meeting was to bring the women delegates of the BWI in Europe together to discuss the challenges for women and the ways to build women power through trade unions. Ambet Yuson, BWI...

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26/10/2014

BWI European Regional Conference held in Dublin

The BWI European Regional Conference was held on 16 October 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. At the Conference, 120 delegates representing BWI affiliates throughout Europe came together to forge an regional agenda and work plan for Europe following on the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan adopted by the delegates...

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25/10/2014

BWI says no! World bank proposes useless new labour safeguards. Consultations announced.

Global Unions’ summary document pointing out the weaknesses and proposing improvements of the World Bank’s draft labour standards. The Bank has announced consultations on its proposed social and environmental safeguards policy, of which an important component will be a new labour safeguard...

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24/10/2014

Holcim-Ambuja Plant: PCSS Activists Granted Bail

Following solidarity appeals to the Governor of Chhattisgarh State, seven PCSS trade union activists who were jailed at Baloda Bazar were granted bail by the State High Court on 07 May 2014. These union leaders were falsely implicated in two cases at the Holcim-Ambuja company, a Swiss multinational...

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