Health and safety

17 April 2019 06:46

European Youth says “Life Before Profit”

Participants of the Child Labour Marathon

Participants at the first European Regional Youth Assembly that took place in Stockholm, Sweden partook in an action at Sergel square at the city centre to protest the high level of deadly workplace accidents in the construction sector and send a clear message that every worker has the right to safe working conditions, as the right to live comes before profit.Read more...


01 April 2019 17:34

Electrical workers from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Australia and Sweden gathered in New Delhi on 26-27 March for the launch of the Asia-Pacific Electrical Workers Network. Unions exchanged information on working conditions and safety in the sector, with a clear focus on the impact that privatisation and outsourcing have had on those conditions.Read more...


01 April 2019 06:50

Last week, 30 trade union representatives and worker representatives from all over Europe gathered in Dublin and discussed the status of social dialogue in Irish Construction Materials and Cement MNC CRH at a meeting hosted by SIPTU.Read more...


18 December 2018 10:28

Another construction worker has been injured in the Metronet Forrestfield-Airport Link project site, Australia.Read more...


04 December 2018 19:06

The Histadrut and the Israel Builders Association signed a new collective agreement -27.11.18
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26 September 2018 06:47

In order to give effect to the BWI Congress resolutions and the Congress action plan, the ad hoc working groups are now established. Read more...


07 May 2018 15:26

April 30 2018 - On the eve of May Day in Doha, close to 200 participants attended the BWI “Community Leaders Forum on Workers’ Welfare in the Construction and Allied Sectors” in Doha, Qatar.Read more...


29 April 2018 08:55

For the first time, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) commemorated International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) in Qatar by supporting the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA) 2nd National OSH Conference and participating in various site-level activities to raise awareness on safety and health. Read more...


18 May 2017 13:22

In the small town of Cheyyar in Tiruvannamalai district (Tamil Nadu State, India) the TKTMS union mobilised around 800 union members to extend solidarity with the victims of the Cheyyar building collapse.Read more...