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02 June 2020 05:33

Burkina Faso: Women stone crushers vulnerable to COVID-19

 

Women are one of the hardest hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Burkina Faso, women stone crushers bear the brunt of the economic strain caused by the health crisis. Many workers in the construction sector, particularly women, are retrenched due to the termination of several construction projects in the country. The BWI-affiliated Building and Wood Workers’ Federation of Faso (FTBBF), which is organising the women stone crushers, said that many of them are informal workers, who are extremely vulnerable to the economic impact of COVID-19. Read more...


01 June 2020 04:30

The South Asian leg of BWI’s series of online conversations on COVID-19 and the world of work on 27 May was warmly received, with nearly 200 trade unionists from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka joining the webinar. The online event was also attended by BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson, BWI Asia Pacific Vice Presidents Dave Noonan and R.C. Khuntia and BWI Regional Women’s Committee Member Smritee Lama. Read more...


28 May 2020 08:32

Indonesian union, SERBUK has successfully negotiated payment of Eid contributions owed by PT Guangdong Power Engineering Co., to seventy-four (74) workers at the ‘PLTU Sumsel 1’ coal power plant construction site in Sumatra. Read more...


28 May 2020 07:37

As a result of its dialogue with Eiffage Senegal, a civil engineering company, the National Union of Construction Workers (SNTC/BTP) strengthened its initiatives to protect workers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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27 May 2020 13:41

With the COVID-19 pandemic mutating from a health crisis into a global economic crisis, workers from different parts of the world are pushing back to protect their health, jobs and incomes.
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27 May 2020 10:05

Beijing has directly imposed a new set of national security laws in Hong Kong criminalizing acts such as secession, subversion, foreign interference and terrorism. Hong Kong unions have criticised the move, calling it an end to Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” framework and saying that its target is to put an end to the democracy movement.

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26 May 2020 12:54

On 22 May, fifteen women trade union leaders, officials and activists from BWI’s European affiliates, including BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson, met online to discuss the challenges women face in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. 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...


24 May 2020 08:52

The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP)
condemned several policies issued by the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, which it said cut workers’ wages and benefits, and suspend labour rights.
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