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18/7/2016

Ghana: 11th Quadrennial Delegates’ Conference of PUWU: Ensuring an efficient and reliable service delivery in the utilities sector

Public Utility Workers’ Union – PUWU of Ghana TUC and its national women committee successfully held their 11th and 3rd Quadrennial Delegates Conference at PSWU Center in Kumasi Ghana from July 10th to 12th 2016 under the theme: “ Ensuring an efficient and reliable service delivery in the utilities...

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18/7/2016

SOUTH KOREA: Over 20,000 Construction Workers Participate in a One-day Strike

On Wednesday 6 July over 20,000 members of the Korean Construction Workers’ Union (KCWU, an affiliate of the BWI affiliated Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Unions (KFCITU) stopped work, holding a rally in the Seoul City Square to support their 18 demands to the government. The...

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18/7/2016

Investigation of Wage Theft after Strike at World Cup Stadium in Russia

Workers at the 2018 World Cup stadium in St-Petersburg went on strike over unpaid wages on the 13th of July. The workers blocked the main gates to the construction site and did not allow representatives of the main contracting company of the stadium project to leave. The strikers went back to work...

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18/7/2016

INDIA: Union reaches out to thousands of outbound migrants in India’s most populous state

In recent years the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has emerged as a major point of departure for thousands of migrants leaving India - each year close to 200,000 workers leave this state alone - for work in foreign destinations, particularly the Gulf region. One BWI affiliate from Uttar Pradesh...

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17/7/2016

South Korean Police Ransack Trade Union Office

Early morning on Friday 15 July, South Korean police ransacked the Mid-West Gyeonggi regional branch office of the Korean Construction Workers Union (KCWU). The KCWU is affiliated to BWI-affiliate the KFCITU, and the Mid-West Gyeonggi branch was previously subject to the government’s 2003 attacks...

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17/7/2016

BWI condemns the killing of Cambodian political analyst Kem Ley

The BWI condemns the recent killing of Cambodian political analyst Kem Ley, who was gunned down on the morning of Sunday 10 July 2016. Ley, 46, was shot twice shortly before 9:00am at a petrol station in central Phnom Penh. A suspect arrested nearby confessed to the murder, which he claimed was...

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15/7/2016

Philippine construction workers demand regular employment and union rights

On Thursday 14 June 2016, 167 construction workers rallied in front of the office of their employer, Stages and Design Construction (SDC), demanding regular employment and an end to union busting. The workers yesterday sought justice at a labor mediation board, after their formation of a union and...

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12/7/2016

11th Asia-Europe Peoples' Forum push for a more integrated union movement

The 11th biennial Asia-Europe People's Forum (AEPF 11), titled "Building New Solidarities: Working for Inclusive, Just and Equal Alternatives in Asia and Europe" was held between 4-6 July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 500 participants representing various MGOs from across the two continents...

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12/7/2016

BWI Action Alert!!! Stop Attacks against Trade Unions in South Korea: Drop All Charges against Union Leaders

On 2 June 2016, 15 members of the Tower Crane Operators Branch of the Korean Construction Workers Union (KCWU) affiliated to the Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Union (KFCITU), BWI’s affiliate in South Korea, were found guilty under the criminal charges of “blackmail” and...

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5/7/2016

Pakistan: Health and Safety Negligence Results in 6 Deaths at World Bank-funded Tarbela IV dam

Six workers (including three Chinese engineers) were killed and least 20 others were severely injured in a major accident at the Tarbela Extension Project (Phase IV), a dam project in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The largely World Bank-funded project is controlled by the Pakistan Water...

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