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20 January 2020 20:08

Chile: The mobilization continues

 

What began as a series of demonstrations in October 2019 against the increase in rates in the subway and the public transport system in Chile has become a wave of social unrest throughout the country. Since the beginning of 2020, the Chilean people have exercised their legitimate right to protest in the streets of Santiago, Concepción, Valparaíso and La Serena against the high cost of living, low pensions, high prices of medicines, education and health care imposed by the government of Sebastián Piñera. It reflects the rejection of the traditional political class and discredited institutions.Read more...


20 January 2020 17:31

Germany: Minimum wage increase for construction workers Read more...


14 January 2020 14:16

BWI Statement on Labour law revisions in Ukraine Read more...


11 January 2020 10:45

Ukraine: New Labour Law – Bad News for worker in the New Year Read more...


10 January 2020 10:16

India workers held the world’s largest general strike in history on 8 January 2020. It mobilized nearly 250 million workers, farmers, rural labourers and students. Read more...


07 January 2020 12:15

The bushfires that have ravaged Southeast, Australia since September 2019, killing 25 people and destroying over 2,500 buildings, highlight the ongoing need for climate action and adequate funding for public services, according to BWI Regional Vice President Dave Noonan. Read more...


07 January 2020 05:12

The collapse of a seven-storey building in the small coastal town of Kep in Southern Cambodia on 3 January has killed 36 workers, including six children and a pregnant woman. Read more...


06 January 2020 00:28

At the recent Council of Global Unions meeting that was held in 17-18 December in London, the global trade union denounced the Indian government ‘s response to the series of protests throughout the country against the recently passed citizenship law. Read more...


23 December 2019 15:42

Since October 2019, there has been a series of violent confrontations between the repressive forces of the Jovenel Moïse government and the Haitian people who are protesting against the current administration. Demonstrations began on 16 September after the announcement of an increase in the rates of gas, gasoline and electricity, and have expanded with demands for the resignation Jovenel Moïse. The people are asking for the formation of a unity government.Read more...