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16/4/2015

Indonesia: BWI Condemning Shooting Spree Terror against Union

On 14 April 2015, shooting spree occurred at the headquarters of the Indonesia Confederation of Prosperous Labour Unions (KSBSI), Jakarta. The shooting did not injure anybody but was believed as an act of terror intimidating workers ahead of Mayday. The police, investigating the scene, found 20...

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16/4/2015

India: Indian Migrant Workers stranded in Saudi Arabia get union help

43 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia finally received their unpaid wages after successful intervention from the Indian construction workers union TKTMS, a BWI affiliate. Saudi Arabia is one of the major countries of destination for Indian migrant workers who continue to face violations of their...

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16/4/2015

Switzerland: Global Unions Protest at Holcim AGM in Zurich

Representatives of Building and Wood Workers’ International, IndustriALL Global Union and European Federation of Building and Wood Workers’ and their affiliates attended the annual Holcim shareholders expressing their concerns and demands concerning the merger between the two cement global leaders...

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16/4/2015

South Korea: KFCITU Strike against Daebo Construction

“Daebo Construction gave us no other choice but to launch a strike”, said Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Unions President Lee Yong Dae during the recent BWI mission to Seoul, South Korea. “Our members were subjected to long hours of work in harsh working conditions; didn’t...

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16/4/2015

Italy: Italian Football Association Listens to Union Demands on FIFA

Through a series of actions BWI’s Italian affiliates are pushing the National Football Association of Italy to use its influence to stop the extreme exploitation of workers building for the World Cups in Qatar 2022 and Russia 2018. After a sit in protest in front of the Football Association...

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16/4/2015

South Korea: Exploitation ahead of the Winter Olympics in South Korea

This Monday the Korean construction workers’ union KFCITU rallied and held a press conference outside of the Pyeongchang Olympic Committee headquarters in the capital Seoul. ”We will never forget the at least 70 workers who died while building for the Olympic Games in Sochi in Russia last year....

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16/4/2015

Empowering women, youth and migrant workers are key challenges for unions in Asia and the Pacific

“For 2020 the vision for the Asia Pacific region should be 200,000 paid up members, 200 enterprises organised and 20 new strong unions affiliated with BWI”, said Ambet Yuson, general secretary of the BWI while closing the 3rd BWI Asia Pacific Regional Conference held in Manila, Philippines on the...

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13/4/2015

Driving Organising, Negotiation and Policy Influencing in Ethiopia via HIV and AIDS Workplace Education.

BWI affiliate Ethiopia Industrial Federation of Construction & Wood (EIFCWMC) successfully mainstreamed and integrated HIV and AIDS issues into trade union work and increased membership hence contributing to BWI priorities in the last 2 years. The main agenda of the evaluation workshop was to...

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9/4/2015

Philippines: BWI Meets with Philippine Football Federation on Qatar

The Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) led by Ambet Yuson, General Secretary of BWI and Per Olof Sjoo, President of BWI today engaged the Philippine Football Federation to take a stand in adding pressure to the FIFA in ensuring workers’ rights are respected in stadium and other...

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9/4/2015

Philippines: Lightning Rally to Highlight Safety and Health

On April 7, one day prior to the Asia Pacific Regional Conference that was held in Manila, Philippines, members of the BWI affiliates in the Philippines--All Labour Union (ALU) and the National Union of Building and Construction Workers (NUBCW) conducted a lightning picket at Suites construction in...

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