Health and safety

02 October 2020 01:50

BWI: Unions make work safer

 

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...


02 September 2020 05:38

A regional day of action calling for a ban on Asbestos was set on December after BWI’s affiliates in Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific held an online meeting with a broad network of anti-Asbestos advocates in an effort to strengthen the campaign.
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28 August 2020 03:26

In preparation for Brazil’s reopening of the construction and wood sector in several states, 30 trade union leaders from 25 unions participated in a workshop organised by BWI in Latin America and the Caribbean this month.Read more...


24 August 2020 14:21

The BWI-affiliated General Agriculture and Plantation Workers Union of Zimbabwe (GAPWUZ) signed an agreement with its government enforcing an occupational safety, health and environment regulation in the agriculture and timber sectors.
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07 August 2020 01:47

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) expresses its sympathies to the Lebanese people on the recent tragedy arising from the explosion at the Beirut Port on Tuesday 4 August 2020. Read more...