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30 April 2020 19:09

May Day Message: Worker power is in the union

 

This International Workers Day, the BWI recognises all frontline workers among them are building , construction and forestry workers playing an important role to support essential services. There are many workers that are going out every day, risking exposure to COVID-19 and some paying the ultimate price with their lives, to keep vital production and supply chains running, including medical supplies and food. Read more...


30 April 2020 08:40

The South African government is set to gradually ease the economy back into activity as announced on 23 April by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Read more...


30 April 2020 07:26

The Construction Workers’ Union of Mauritius (CMWEU) and CTSP came to the aid of 44 unpaid and COVID-19-vulnerable Indian migrant workers employed by Swadeshi Pvt Ltd, an Indian construction company in Mauritius. Read more...


30 April 2020 07:14

A day after trade unions worldwide marked the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, 38 workers have been killed and at least 10 others seriously injured in a fire at a construction site on 29 April in South Korea.
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29 April 2020 12:02

Recognizing the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid19 global health crisis, energy multinational ENGIE Group has launched a programme to cover hospitalization costs and death insurance and apply to any deaths and hospitalizations that may have occurred since the beginning of the pandemic for its 177,000 employees worldwide. Read more...


28 April 2020 07:39

BWI affiliate Thamizhaga Kattida Thozhilalargal Madhiya Sangam (TKTMS) in Tamil Nadu State organised a webinar with the Construction and Real Estate Industry Coalition (CRIC) last 25 April to discuss the issues faced by the construction sector amidst the spread of COVID-19 in the State. Read more...


28 April 2020 07:30

On 16 April, trade union leaders of BWI affiliates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia held a virtual meeting to discuss the issues faced by workers resulting from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. They committed to participate in BWI’s “protect workers, stop COVI-19” global campaign on the occasion of the International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 February. The unions are using social media to disseminate information and raise health and safety awareness among workers regarding the health crisis. Read more...


28 April 2020 03:06

Unable to conduct joint inspections on the ground, BWI held an online meeting earlier in April 2020 with the Qatar’s Supreme Committee of Delivery and Legacy in charge of infrastructure projects related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup to seek cooperation on efforts to protect migrant construction workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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27 April 2020 15:27

The International Workers Memorial Day statement of the Council of Global Unions Coinciding with the on 28 April, BWI joins other global unions to call for COVID-19 to be recognised as an occupational disease.Read more...