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08 June 2020 05:42

Swedish unions oppose labour reform laws

 

GS Facket, BWI’s Swedish affiliate of wood and forestry workers, called on the social democrat-led government to condemn to the legislative dustbin the results of its so-called independent investigation on proposals to reform the country’s labour laws.
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04 June 2020 13:12

BWI has added its voice against the “anti-terror” law passed overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives on 3 June, calling the measure a major attack on human rights, particularly trade union rights. Read more...


04 June 2020 02:05

Workers from the Suki Kinari hydro construction project on 2 June signed an agreement with the China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) and local government officials approving the reinstatement of 1,600 dismissed construction workers, following a 12-day blockade of a highway leading to their worksite.
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04 June 2020 01:44

To mark its 24th foundation day last 31 May, members of the Central Union of Painters, Plumbers, Electrician and Construction Workers (CUPPEC) planted 15,000 saplings in Nepal’s districts of Bardiya, Nawalparasi, Sarlahi, Kathmandu and Bhaktpur.Read more...


26 May 2020 04:16

Responding to the call of the Central Trade Unions (CTU), BWI Indian affiliates on 22 May joined a nationwide peaceful protest against the suspension of labour rights in major states in India and the deplorable plight of migrant workers. Read more...


22 May 2020 11:37

The Council of Global Unions (CGU) – representing more than 200 million workers from across the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Global Union Federations including the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD – wholeheartedly condemns the suspension of labour laws by some Indian states during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more...


22 May 2020 05:38

The BWI-Indian Affiliates Council submitted on 19 May a petition to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind urging him to reject anti-labour ordinances passed by several states relaxing and/or suspending important labour laws for three years to boost productivity and incentivise industries during the COVID-19 economic slowdown.
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16 March 2020 10:21

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is charged with many responsibilities. They include world heritage sites. One such site is the Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia. Restoration workers from the West Mebun temple have held a protest outside the office a French archaeological college – the École Française D’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) that previously employed them – regarding the UNESCO heritage Angkor Archaeological Park today, demanding an end to the almost two-year long impasse that has kept them away from their jobs. Read more...


22 February 2020 18:48

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