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Swedish Unions Express Solidarity to Swaziland Trade Unions

BWI Meets with IFC to Discuss Sabah Forest Industry Loans

Italy: BWI and Italian affiliates sign IFA with Salini Impregilo

USA: BWI awarded the George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award

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24/10/2014

Campaign 25 Kilos... No more!: Because health at work is first

The Building and Wood Worker´s International (BWI), as part of its April 28th Campaign, intended to remember and pay tribute to the workers who have been victims of accidents at work, relaunched since October 2012, the International Trade Union Campaign "25 Kilos... No More!". The initiative...

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24/10/2014

BWI Congratulates Child Rights’ Campaigners in South Asia for the Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Child labour is a priority area for the BWI and it has multi-pronged interventions encompassing schooling, organizing, campaigning and gender empowerment in South Asia – which is home to the largest number of child labourers in the world. BWI through its affiliates has established schools and...

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22/10/2014

Hong Kong: Stop Crackdown Violence against Occupy Movement in Hong Kong

"In supporting the cause of the protest to defend democracy and stand up against totalitarian regime, the BWI strongly condemns the use of violence and all types of attacks against the protest. The BWI also demands to stop all forms of attack against freedom of press and freedom of assembly and...

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21/10/2014

UCATT Active Campaign on Qatar

UCATT is very concerned about the plight of migrant workers in Qatar. International solidarity, globalization, respect for international labour standards were at the origin of UCATT’s involvement in the campaign with the BWI. For UCATT, the number of deaths, conditions in labour camps, poverty...

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20/10/2014

First issue of the new ITUC health and safety e-news publication

Please see here in English, Spanish and French the first issue of the new International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) health and safety e-news publication. This and the health and safety news webpages www.ituc-csi.org/OHS (also available in English, Spanish and French ) will be a great...

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20/10/2014

Ontario Women's Directorate research

Ill fitting protective equipment and work wear is ineffective and dangerous. Please see this helpful research and advice from the Ontario Women's Directorate. The BWI is working on a global research initiative on Protective Equipment and Work Wear for Women. Further news and a survey will be...

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19/10/2014

Swedish Unions Express Solidarity to Swaziland Trade Unions

BWI's Swedish affiliates expressed concerns about the announcement by the Swaziland government calling for an immediate ban on all trade unions in the country. Both BYGGNADS and GS released the following statement expressing support for the trade unions in Swaziland. Swedish solidarity with...

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19/10/2014

BWI Meets with IFC to Discuss Sabah Forest Industry Loans

As the Sabah Forest Industry (SFI) disrupts the process of secret ballot elections by continuously questioning the eligibility of employees in Supervisory; Commercial; Sales and Marketing, and Administration Divisions to be included to vote for the formation of union that is affiliated to the Sabah...

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16/10/2014

BWI European Regional Conference Opens in Dublin

Jack O’ Connor, General President of BWI affiliate SIPTU, gave his welcome address to the 120 delegates attending the BWI European Conference in Dublin today. The Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union represents over 200,000 workers in Ireland, and enjoys a long standing and warm...

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14/10/2014

Italy: BWI and Italian affiliates sign IFA with Salini Impregilo

“This Italian construction multinational company is important worldwide and this new international framework agreement will contribute to promote labour standards and workers’ rights all over the world.” said Ambet Yuson general secretary of the BWI from Milano Italy on 13 October 2014. The BWI and...

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