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Malaysia: Allow union formation in Sabah Forest Industry

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

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18/9/2014

Myanmar: BWFM first Congress passes a resolution to affiliate to the BWI

The Building and Wood Workers Federation of Myanmar (BWFM) held its first congress on 13-14 September 2014 in Hlaing Tharyar Township, Yangon. A total of 73 delegates from 1,444 union members from wood and paper industries, building materials and construction companies attended the event. The...

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17/9/2014

FSC General Assembly fails in passing Motion 35

FSC held its 7th General Assembly from 7 to 14 September 2014 in Sevilla Spain. While its objective was to mark the 20th anniversary of its continuous efforts to find solutions that benefit people and forests worldwide, FSC failed in passing Motion 35, a consistent and just interpretation mechanism...

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15/9/2014

Cancellation of BWI activities in Ebola affected countries

The BWI announces the postponement and eventually cancellation of all activities and travels in Ebola affected countries until further notice. The affected countries are reported to be in West and Central Africa. The BWI decided to take this precautionary measure in light of the impact and the...

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15/9/2014

Indonesia: FKUI strengthens strategy of organising cement workers

FKUI’s membership at the multinational cement companies has experienced a significant growth. At present, FKUI’s membership at sub-contractors companies of Indocement – Heidelberg reaches 2.000 members, 700 at Holcim Indonesia, 400 at SAI-La Farge and 300 at St Gobain subsidiary. FKUI has also...

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15/9/2014

Pakistan: High Court rules in favour of union over violations by Chinese MNCs

The Pakistan Federation of Wood Workers (PFBWW) has scored a major victory in a case filed with the Muzzafarabad High Court in Pakistan. The case pertains to the violation of the right to freedom of association by Chinese consortium, CGGC-CMEC – the contractor at the Neelam Jhelum Hydro Power...

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13/9/2014

Forest Certification in Question

“The BWI was expecting the FSC to take on a more principled stance in upholding the prominence of ILO Core Conventions as against a national law that suppresses workers right to self-organisation and collective bargaining” declared Ambet Yuson, BWI General Secretary, during his participation in the...

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12/9/2014

BWI meets Rio 2016 Organizing Committee Discuss Health and Safety as a Lead up to the 2016 Summer Olympics

During the FSC General Assembly that was held this week in Seville, the BWI met with the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for Summer Olympics which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The objective of the meeting was to begin the discussions to ensure decent work and safe working conditions in...

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12/9/2014

Panama: SUNTRACS opens new headquarters at 42 years of foundation

Past September 10th, the Union of Construction Workers from Panama (SUNTRACS), member of the Building and Wood Worker`s International (BWI), celebrated its 42 years of existence with the opening of its new modern union headquarters. The event was chaired by the General Secretary of the union:...

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12/9/2014

Peru: BWI Regional Office condemns murder of natives

In a letter sent to the President of Peru: Ollanta Humala Tasso, BWI Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean of Building and Wood Worker´s International (BWI), Nilton Freitas, expressed its condemnation of the murder of Edwin Chota and other three indigenous environmental...

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11/9/2014

FSC Certified Companies Must Ensure Workers Rights

At the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) CEO+20 Forum panel entitled, “Increasing the social and environmental return from forest investments,” during the FSC General Assembly in Seville, Spain, Ambet Yuson, General Secretary of BWI stressed the need to see forest investment holistically. He...

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