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13 May 2020 08:10

Indian construction union holds COVID-19 webinar

 

On 9 May, the BWI-affiliated Bandhkam Mazdoor Sangathan (BMS) organised a webinar titled “Construction workers’ safety, health and welfare in the context of COVID 19” in Gujarat, a western state of India.Read more...


12 May 2020 15:29

Twenty-five trade unions from India, Nepal and Bangladesh joined the yearly event to send a strong message that unions stand in solidarity with workers amidst a global health crisis. Read more...


11 May 2020 19:06

The Building and Wood Workers’ International, together with IndustriAll Global Union and the EFBWW, calls in a joint statement addressed to the shareholders of the LafargeHolcim Annual General Meeting to be held on 12 of May 2020 to prioritize the protection of employment, income and the health and safety of all those who work for them worldwide.Read more...


11 May 2020 09:20

In a survey it conducted with more than a thousand workers, BWI-affiliated FNV Bouwen en Wonen reported that COVID-19 health and safety protocols are not strictly observed in the construction industry. Read more...


09 May 2020 05:49

Pakistani union reaches agreement covering workers at the World Bank-funded Tarbela Dam

With the Pakistani government recognising the construction sector as an essential industry vital to keep the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, construction work fully resumed in many parts of Pakistan.
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08 May 2020 10:10

The Latin American and Caribbean union leaders met online to define future trade union actions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The leaders agreed to devise tactics to continue their trade union work despite the lockdowns and paralysis of many industries. Read more...


08 May 2020 10:07

The National Trade Union of Professional, Technician and Administrative Workers in the Wood and Allied Industries of Venezuela (SUNTIMAVEN) has reached an agreement with Masisa, a wood products company, to secure the incomes and benefits of its workers as provided by their collective bargaining agreement amidst a COVID-19 lockdown.Read more...


08 May 2020 04:51

On 24 April, a group of young trade union leaders from BWI-affiliated unions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) held a virtual meeting to discuss the effects of COVID-19 in their countries. Read more...


07 May 2020 09:04

As part of its commitment to promote occupational health and safety (OHS) standards, the Tanzania Union of Industrial and Commercial Workers (TUICO) conducted visits to two cement production plants, Fortune Cement Company Ltd. in Pwani Region, Tanzania Mainland where over 80 percent of the workers are TUICO members, and the Tanzania Portland Cement Plc (Twiga Cement), owned by the Heidelberg Cement Group. Read more...