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Global Solidarity Action to Support the General Strike in South Korea

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and BWI sign MoU for joint inspections on 2022 FIFA World Cup projects

South Korea: Massive protests call for president to quit following anti-union crackdown

Workers remain resolute as BWI-AP unions join #CUB55 boycott

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1/12/2016

Malaysian construction workers demand better conditions

The Malaysian Liaison Council of the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), the global union federation for workers in the construction industry, have expressed their deep concern at yet another tragic fatal accident in the Malaysian construction industry today. The accident occurred when...

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30/11/2016

End Attacks on South Korean Trade Unions Now – Joint Statement of Global Union Federations

We the undersigned General Secretaries of the Global Unions representing more than 200 million workers express our deep support and solidarity for the General Strike called by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), and condemn in the strongest possible terms the full-fledged attacks on...

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28/11/2016

Chile: Hochtief dismiss 320 workers in Alto Maipo

After more than 10 days on strike, the dispute for better working conditions continues in Chile. The large multinational company Hochtief still maintains its anti-union practices at the mega Hydroelectric Project Alto Maipo, in San José de Maipo, Chile. According to leaders of SINTEC/FETRACOMA...

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28/11/2016

Trade unions call on the cement industry to clean up their act

In the context of seismic changes in the cement sector, and growing insecurity of the workforce, the Building and Wood Workers’ International, representing 350 Trade Unions in 130 countries, conducted a global survey on working conditions in the...

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27/11/2016

Caribbean sub region: discussing strategies to increase

Unions from the Caribbean affiliates to BWI had hold a sub-regional meeting in Jamaica last week. During the meeting, the unions have shown their interest in continue increasing number of unions from the Caribbean to BWI. Some of them have good relationship with union of other countries so they...

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25/11/2016

Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Around one third of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives (UN 2015). As a group, women work as much as men, if...

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24/11/2016

Colombia: Clear Rules, Fair Play! Campaign for Decent Work in Barranquilla 2018

The union SINTRAINDUMACOIN launched their Campaign for Decent Work in the remodeling construction sport projects of infrastructure on the city of Barranquilla with the slogan: Clear Rules, Fair Play! Barranquilla, on the Colombian Caribbean coast, will host the 2018 Central American and...

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24/11/2016

BWI and CFMEU unite for working people

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson has addressed the CFMEU Conference in Brisbane, Australia, looking forward to a close relationship in the future. Yuson expressed the BWI’s solidarity with CFMEU’s struggle against the Turnbull Government’s attacks on CFMEU and the Australian trade union...

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22/11/2016

Marrakesh UN Climate Conference focuses on implementation of Paris Agreement

Amidst considerable global uncertainty, COP22 focused on implementation and finance issues such as the Adaptation Fund and the principle national approach to climate change, Nationally Determined Contributions. The BWI calls for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC’s) to be transparent and...

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18/11/2016

Global Solidarity Action to Support the General Strike in South Korea

On the 30th of November the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) has called for a general strike calling for the abolishment of regressive labour law reforms and the immediate resignation of President Park Geun Hye who has been embroiled in a major scandal exposing corruption and cronyism...

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