Trade Union Rights

13 May 2021 04:53

BWI condemns forced labour of Indian workers in US 

 



The Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI) expressed its outrage over the the reported forced labour of Indian construction workers building the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple in New Jersey, United States. Read more...


07 May 2021 12:18

After a seven-day strike, the Trade Union of Construction, Paving and Earth Movement Industries Workers of the State of Ceará (SINTEPAV-CE) inked a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with companies operating the Solar Alex Project in Ceará, Brazil.Read more...


07 May 2021 11:00

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and fellow global unions called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to condemn the Colombian government’s excessive use of force against workers who launched a national strike to oppose the introduction of a new tax measure. Read more...


05 May 2021 08:36

A national workers’ strike which left 13 dead and hundreds injured forced the Columbian government to withdraw a controversial tax reform law that aims to reduce and/or eliminate many tax exemptions, such as those on product sales. Trade unions said that the plan favoured the rich while placing more pressure on workers. Read more...


05 May 2021 07:16

The Zimbabwe Construction and Allied Trades Workers’ Union (ZCATWU) has successfully increased the minimum wage of the country’s construction workers by 240 percent. Read more...


03 May 2021 04:31

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and LabourStart call on trade union affiliates, partners and allies worldwide to sign a petition supporting the reinstatement of 62 cement workers who were unjustly retrenched at the YTL-acquired Rawang Cement Factory in Malaysia.
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30 April 2021 13:51

As the global trade union movement observes the 132nd anniversary of the International Workers’ Day, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) marks this historic occasion by putting forward the urgent and important tasks of workers and their trade unions amidst a world on the precipice of a global crisis of epic proportion.
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26 April 2021 08:10

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson reports on how trade unions have become "beacons of hope" amidst a global health crisis. He outlines BWI's call for safe and efficient vaccines for all workers, decent jobs and wages, and a sustainable, progressive and worker-responsive economic recovery program to not only to win the battle against COVID-19, but also win the war for a new and better world.Read more...


23 April 2021 07:35

In commemoration of the 132nd International Workers’ Day or May Day, BWI will hold a Global Organising Forum to reflect on its work and experiences in trade union organising. The event will also launch BWI's Global Organizing Academy (GOA).Read more...