Health and safety

27 April 2022 09:40

BWI World Board action calls for OHS as a fundamental worker right

 

A day before the marking of International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD), 35 participants of BWI’s World Board Meeting held a solidarity action at the iconic Broken Chair monumental sculpture in Geneva, Switzerland to push for the recognition of healthy and safe workplaces as a fundamental workers’ right.Read more...


26 April 2022 04:34

Last 17 February, BWI and its affiliate, the Union Trade Union of Workers of A.W. Faber Castell in Peru (SUTFACAP) inked a Joint Declaration on Safe and Healthy Workplaces with the management of the multinational company, Faber-Castell. Read more...


14 April 2022 12:54

BWI released a position paper on ILO Convention 155 on Occupational Safety and Health (1981) and ILO Convention 161 on Occupational Health Services (1985) as the core to secure the right to a safe and healthy working environment. Read more...


22 March 2022 07:29

The 25 kilos No More! campaign led by the Federation of Civil Construction Workers of Peru (FTCCP) and the Federation of Cement and Premixed Workers of Peru (FETRACEPPE), got the consensus of employers in the construction and cement industries in Peru and various national health and safety professionals. Read more...


01 March 2022 06:19

After a week of negotiations between governments, employers and trade unions, workers in the construction sector worldwide will now benefit from a new code of practice with concrete guidance on improving health and safety.
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23 February 2022 07:00

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) participated in the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Experts’ Meeting organised to revise the 1992 Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Construction Industry. Read more...


15 February 2022 05:50

BWI signed a new Joint Declaration on Safe and Healthy Workplaces with the multinational company Faber-Castell in Brazil. The declaration covers 2,530 workers in the cities of Manaus, São Carlos and Prata.Read more...


07 February 2022 05:16


The Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI) and its Belgian trade unions ACV and FGTB, together with the multinational BESIX and Belgian authorities, jointly promoted a "declaration for safe and healthy workplaces" in Dubai on 4 February, 2022.
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28 January 2022 09:10

BWI denounces both accidents that occurred in January at the Saint-Denis construction sites in Paris and strongly urges SOLIDEO and Grand Paris to accept carrying out joint international inspections as we have done in Qatar with FIFA.Read more...