Health and safety

18 November 2020 11:14

BWI welcomes ADB’s ban on asbestos

 

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is reportedly on its way in banning all asbestos-containing products in projects it finance. Read more...


10 November 2020 04:38

BWI’s affiliated construction unions in Southern Africa recently held a trainers’’ training on labour inspections among trade unionists from Mauritius (CMWEU), Mozambique (SINTICIM), Namibia (MANWU), South Africa (BCAWU and NUM), Zambia (NUBEGW) and Zimbabwe (CLAWUZ and ZCATWU).Read more...


28 October 2020 23:16

As we mark the Global Day for Care on 29 October, BWI calls on all governments to invest in free, equitable and quality public health and care systems. BWI calls on governments to lift all the barriers and obstacles imposed on the working people for them to access health and care services and guarantee equal decent living standards for all. Read more...


21 October 2020 10:30

Histadrut promotes occupational health and safety standards to Israeli and Palestinian workersRead more...


02 October 2020 01:50

Asserting that trade unions make workplaces safer for workers, BWI launched its second round of webinars dubbed as “Workers’ Voices,” with a discussion on occupational health and safety (OHS) last 16 September. Read more...


29 September 2020 05:42

The BWI Malaysia Liaison Council (BWI-MLC) met separately officials of the Malaysian Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) on 23 September to bring their attention to serious gaps in the implementation of workplace safety laws.
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21 September 2020 08:42

The BWI Malaysian Liaison Council’s (BWI-MLC) new set of leaders hit the ground running by giving its overwhelming support for the development and implementation of a campaign to push for a law on industrial manslaughter in Malaysia. Read more...


18 September 2020 02:16

Unions and civil society organisations in Cambodia are happy with news that the government has decided to appoint 362 inspectors to monitor, observe, research, inspect, collect evidence and promote the implementation of construction laws.
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16 September 2020 04:27

BWI’s Brazilian construction union affiliates and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)-Brazil released a COVID-19 protocol document that will help trade union leaders in their collective bargaining negotiations and campaign efforts as they try to protect the health and safety of their members from the pandemic. Read more...