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12 August 2020 08:59

Indian unions: Save India from privatisation and anti-labour policies

 

Coinciding with India’s commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s call to British colonisers to “quit India” on 9 August 1942, different workers and trade unions staged a nationwide protest against the government’s plan to privatise public utilities and suspension of labour laws under the pretense of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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13 July 2020 12:36


BWI released its 2019 Results and 2020-2021 Actions on its seven (7) identified convergences on rights for all, safe work, youth in unions, gender equality, sustainable industries, fair games and organised value chains.
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13 July 2020 11:54

SERBUK, BWI’s trade union affiliate in Indonesia, organised a “bicycle protest” against the government’s Omnibus Bill which seeks to cut workers’ wages and make work less secure and safe. Read more...


06 July 2020 05:51

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge in India, trade union protests are also raging. Heeding the call of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) for a nationwide protest on 3 July, BWI and its affiliates in different Indian states carried out massive protests to oppose the government’s anti-labour and privatisation policies under the guise of responding to COVID-19. Read more...


22 June 2020 03:55

Many states in India are using COVID-19 as an excuse to suspend labour laws and attack workers’ rights as the central government of Narendra Modi continues its assault on the trade union movement. Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have announced extensive changes, increasing working hours from 8 to 12 hours, introducing fixed term employment and suspended or providing exemptions to labour laws. Many other states have also introduced changes.Read more...


22 June 2020 03:22

Youth of 6F, a collaboration between Swedish trade unions, Byggnads (building workers), Elektrikerna (electricians), Målarna (painters), Fastighetsanställdas Förbund (property employees' association) and Seko, on 17 June started a campaign against Sweden’s deteriorating working conditions and the government’s neoliberal policies.
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19 June 2020 08:27

45 trade union leaders and officials from the BWI affiliates in Pan Europe, including 27 European Regional Committee titular members and substitutes, members of the European Regional Women and Youth Committees, Pan European Presidium and observers agreed to intensify their campaign for the ratification of ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention 190 and reject Ukraine’s proposed anti-union law.Read more...


15 June 2020 12:53

BWI joined the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Ukrainian trade union federations in voicing their strong protest against the Ukrainian government’s attempt to pass a measure to amend its trade union law which will strip workers of their rights and weaken trade unions as a response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read more...


09 June 2020 11:39


Byggnads, the Swedish union of construction workers is at odds with the employer federation Byggföretagen on the extension of its collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
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