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11 October 2019 13:16

Turkey: Struggling to protect workers’ rights and forests by using FSC

 

11 October 2019 – After Canakkale Forestry Directorate applied for FSC certification, TARIM ORMAN-IS, the only Turkish member of FSC International, was invited to comment on the Directorate’s activities by Soil Association in the pre-examination process.Read more...


10 October 2019 10:17

After the 32-day strike of 2016 led by SINTEC/FETRACOMA, an organization affiliated to BWI in Chile, construction workers are again forced to start an indefinite strike, this time, against STRABAG's proposals in the Alto Maipo Hydroelectric Project.Read more...


10 October 2019 09:38

Under the banner of “Together for Tomorrow in Solidarity and Justice” the 478 delegates of the 24th ordinary Congress of IG Metall, Germany, held on 6-9 of October 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany, re-elected Jörg Hofmann with 71 percent of votes as First Chairman. Christiane Benner was elected with 87 percent of votes as Second Chairman and Jürgen Kerner as the treasurer of IG Metall with 95 percent of votes. Ralf Kutzner, Wolfgang Lemb, Irene Schulz, and Hans-Jürgen Urban were re-elected as managing directors of IG Metall. Read more...


10 October 2019 09:25

The Global Power Trade Union (GPTU) held its 6th Congress in Washington, D.C., United States from 6 to 9 October 2019, hosted by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, under the banner of Global Perspectives and Global Objectives. More than 70 representatives from trade unions representing workers in the electrical industry including BWI affiliates such as the Electrical Trades Union of Australia, the Danish Union of Electricians, and UNITE the Union, participated in a series of discussions with the goal of “striving to be more inclusive and complete.”
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08 October 2019 11:55

UNITE the Union, has stepped up its campaign against union busting practices of Costain SKANKSA Joint Venture (CSJV) with a series of demonstrations. Read more...


08 October 2019 05:47

Indonesian civil society movements have been engaging in mass actions for the last two weeks as the Indonesian Parliament has attempted to rush through a series of controversial legislative changes, including to the Labour Law, Land Law, Water Resources Law, Penal Law and Criminal Law.Read more...


07 October 2019 17:25

The BWI affiliate in Mauritius, CMWEU in coordination with its national centre CTSP commemorated World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) on 5 October ahead of the official day of 7 October. This year’s event celebrated this year’s historic achievement of the repeal of the Employment Rights Act. In its place, the Workers’ Rights Act was enacted due to the strong trade union lobbying campaign.
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07 October 2019 16:25

BWI, a global union federation, that has been spearheading the fight for labour and human rights in mega-sporting events, is holding a conference entitled “Sports Campaigning in the 2020’s: Setting Strategies and Identifying Opportunities” from 18-19 September at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Haus 1 located Hiroshimastraße 17 in Berlin, Germany. The conference is hosted by FES and the German construction union IG BAU.Read more...


07 October 2019 08:12

The global union federation BWI has today released a second report highlighting how Tokyo 2020 construction workers lives are still at risk, while rampant subcontracting is putting downward pressure on workers’ wages.

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