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Africa construction network met in Namibia to discuss and report on regional strategy for the cement sector and Chinese MNCs

Zimbabwe: BWI Affiliate, ZCATWU makes significant progress in organising workers at Sinohdyro despite restrictive conditions

South Korea: BWI Calls for Unconditional Release of Trade Union Leaders

BWI Africa and Middle East Region and FES South Africa provides opportunity for strengthening future cooperation

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27/7/2015

Africa construction network met in Namibia to discuss and report on regional strategy for the cement sector and Chinese MNCs

Trade unions from Southern Africa convened in Windhoek, Namibia on 22 and 23 July 2015 for the Annual Anglophone Construction Network. The yearly meeting which is under the auspices of the BWI and Union-to-Union (formerly known as LOTCO), was attended by several unions, including the leadership and...

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24/7/2015

Chile: Strike of Security and Decent Work on CHEC from China

Since last July 6th, 94 construction workers affiliated to the Trade Union # 1 of the Company China Harbour Engineering (CHEC) in Chile started a strike due the poor conditions of security that provoked the death of a chilean worker and the suicide of a chinese worker due to "big work stress, which...

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23/7/2015

Argentina: trade union training for young people is being strengthened

The BWI-affiliated UOCRA union launched on 29 June the UOCRA Youth Union Training Programme for Northern Buenos Aires. Gerardo Martinez welcomed the initiative: "It is important for the union movement to have a voice that expresses what is needed not only for the here and now, but also for...

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23/7/2015

Recruiting Agencies in Nepal on Strike against new ”Zero-Cost”- Migration Policy

Recruiting agents in Nepal have been on strike since July 8 to protest against a new government policy that aims to prevent financial exploitation of migrant workers. According to the new policy migrant workers can only pay up to 10,000 Nepalese rupees (98 USD) as service charges to the...

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22/7/2015

BWI Urges the Cambodian Government to Withdraw the Trade Union Law and Restore Democracy

Since the 2014 crackdown on the workers general strike that killed at least six workers, the government of Cambodia has increased its efforts to weaken the labour movement in the country. The unprecedented number of workers from all industries that...

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21/7/2015

Zimbabwe: BWI Affiliate, ZCATWU makes significant progress in organising workers at Sinohdyro despite restrictive conditions

The BWI Zimbabwean affiliate, the Zimbabwe Construction and Allied Trades Workers' Union (ZCATWU) is reporting a membership increase of almost 15% at Zimbabwe’s Kariba South Hydro Power Station, in Kariba, located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. The project is under the auspices...

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20/7/2015

Dismissals at CEVA Railway Construction Project: Workers vote as a bloc for jobs or compensation payouts!

After a week of intensive consultations on the three CEVA lots where the Eaux Vives Infra SA company operates, the workers voted unanimously for an unambiguous resolution: preserve jobs or compensate any dismissed workers. About a hundred workers participated in the consultation, following the...

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17/7/2015

Migration: I migrated to Costa Rica because I didn't want to do my military service

This is an interview with Orlando Meléndez Meléndez. Melendez is 52 years old and was born in El Salvador. He is a migrant worker living in Costa Rica for 35 years now. He works in the company Incesa Standard (a colombian capital enterprise), which is responsible for the production of interior...

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16/7/2015

Cambodia: Workers’ Rights threatened by new Anti-Union Law in Cambodia

A new law proposal in Cambodia threatens the rights of workers to organize in trade unions at their workplace. According to the draft law, a union can only be established if it recruits 20 per cent of the total workforce. The law also gives the government control over union by setting up criteria...

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16/7/2015

Nepal: BWI Calls for Donations to Nepal Solidarity Fund

The series of earthquakes and aftershocks that hit Nepal this spring took more than 9,000 lives, left hundreds of thousands of people homeless and destroyed around 16,000 schools all over the country. Immediately after the first and most devastating earthquake on 25 April 2015, BWI’s Nepalese...

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