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16 September 2020 04:27

Brazilian unions release COVID-19 protocols for construction workers

 

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...


06 August 2020 11:10

The BWI-affiliated Construction and Allied Workers Union of Nepal (CAWUN) has called on authorities to provide compensation to eight workers who were killed in a landslide in the Sindhupalchowk District on 3 August.
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21 July 2020 04:19

Responding to the high number of work-related fatalities in the forestry sector, the Civil Servants’ Union of Agriculture, Forestry, Husbandry and Environment Sectors (TARIM ORMAN-IS) held an occupational health and safety (OHS) training to 45 rural forest workers on 18 July in a forest village in Northern Turkey.
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23 June 2020 05:30

Warning that COVID-19 and exposure to Asbestos could increase the health and safety risks posed to workers, BWI trade unions in Africa and Middle East called for an intensification of their campaign to protect workers from toxic pollutants in workplaces. Read more...


25 February 2020 13:58

Malaysia: Social Audit of Stabilo Plant in February Read more...