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BWI President and General Secretary meet workers at a Chinese MNC project in Maputo

BWI Africa and Middle East 3rd Regional Conference stands under Innovative Unionism

BWI Africa Communication and Campaigns Network is effective

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21/9/2016

Colombia: GUF's, BWI and the peace are coming

For years, the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) and other Global Union Federations (GUF), organizations who promotes human rights worldwide, organizations of the United Nations and the Inter-American system expressed their rejection of killings, disappearances, intimidation and...

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21/9/2016

SOUTH KOREA: Tower crane operators granted bail

On the morning of 19 September 2016 the Chief Judge in the Appellate Court accepted the union’s application for bail for the last two remaining KCWU (the Korean Construction Workers Union, affiliated to BWI’s South Korean affiliate the Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Unions) tower...

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17/9/2016

BWI President and General Secretary meet workers at a Chinese MNC project in Maputo

Maputo Bridge and the Accompanying Roads Project, a trunk highway extending from Maputo, capital of Mozambique, to the border of South Africa, is about 187km long. It is a suspension bridge with a 680m-long main span and 3km in total length, after completion, it will become the largest suspension...

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15/9/2016

BWI Africa and Middle East 3rd Regional Conference stands under Innovative Unionism

BWI Africa and Middle East 3rd Regional Conference quick off on 14th September in Maputo under the high patronage of the honourable minister of Labour of the Republic of Mozambique Mrs Victoria Dias Diogo, the presidency of Per Olof Sjöö President of BWI and in presence of Ambet Yuson the General...

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14/9/2016

Africa Regional Women Committee highlights Innovative Unionism

The capital city of Mozambique Maputo hosted on 12 September, women from Africa and Middle East with a good representation of women from the Middle East for the Region Committee meeting chaired by Edna Opoku Boakye. The meeting gathered 18 women under the theme “Innovative Unionism in Trade Unions...

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14/9/2016

Maputo Mozambique : Africa Regional Youth Committee explores and bring forth innovations to Trade Unions

Affiliates from Africa and Middle East called for a meeting in Maputo, Mozambique for young workers representatives on 12 September, 2016 to explore and bring forth innovations to Trade Unions in BWI industries. The BWI Regional Representative, Crecentia Mofokeng in her opening remark mentioned...

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13/9/2016

BWI Africa Communication and Campaigns Network is effective

As Related activity to the BWI Africa and Middle East 3rd Regional Conference, 22 delegates from selected BWI African affiliates attended to a Communications and Campaigns Training workshop in Maputo Mozambique from 12th to 14th September 2016. The affiliates from 14 countries represented...

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12/9/2016

Sub Regional Women’s Conference “Value Women’s Work”

On 8-9th of September 2016, women trade union leaders from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine came to together to participate in the first BWI Sub Regional Women’s Conference “Value Women’s Work”. The Conference aimed to develop the capacity of the women from BWI...

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9/9/2016

Korean construction workers’ leader sentenced to prison

On Thursday the 8th of September the Seoul District Court sentenced Lee Jong-hwa, the president of Korean Plant Construction Workers’ Union (KPCWU), to six months in prison. He was charged with “traffic obstruction” during a peaceful protest against a regressive labour reform on the 17th of...

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7/9/2016

Korean workers protest against police investigations

On Tuesday 1,200 members of the Korean Construction Workers’ Union held a rally in front of the South Gyeonggi Police Office against unjustifiable investigations of the union. The police have summoned dozens of union leaders to examine if they have illegally requested construction companies to...

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