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22 April 2019 15:59

BWI Statement on the Attacks in Sri Lanka

Participants of the Child Labour Marathon

22 April: The BWI extends its solidarity and deepest condolences to the people of Sri Lanka as they grapple with the tragic consequences of a series of coordinated violent attacks that took place on the morning of Easter Sunday. So far, the attacks – which targeted churches and hotels – have claimed the lives of 290 people and wounded at least 500 more.Read more...


19 April 2019 05:11

On 9 April 2019 IKEA Boards company level trade union in Slovakia signed their first Collective Bargaining Agreement with the company. At the end of the last year, the trade union initiated a collective bargaining process and several rounds of negotiations took place during 2019. Read more...


18 April 2019 08:50

The conclusion on 8 April of a collective bargaining agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Corinthian Industries, the Malaysian subsidiary of U.S. multinational Jeld-Wen starts a new chapter on migrant worker organising in the company.Read more...


17 April 2019 10:37

In June 2018, at the Holcim El Salvador plant in Metapán in the north of El Salvador, eight leaders from the first Board of Directors of SICCA [Union for the Cement Industry and Allied Workers] were dismissed the day after having presented the union to the Ministry of Labour.Read more...


17 April 2019 06:47

The BWI European Regional Youth Assembly was held on 10-14 April 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden hosted by BWI Swedish affiliates. The youth delegates representing twenty unions from fifteen countries throughout Europe elected six members of the regional committee. The delegates also elected Jakob Wagner of BYGGNADS-Sweden as the Chair.Read more...


17 April 2019 06:46

Participants at the first European Regional Youth Assembly that took place in Stockholm, Sweden partook in an action at Sergel square at the city centre to protest the high level of deadly workplace accidents in the construction sector and send a clear message that every worker has the right to safe working conditions, as the right to live comes before profit.Read more...


16 April 2019 13:12

New Global Wood and Forestry Director at the BWIRead more...


15 April 2019 06:44

13 April: Today the Korean Construction Workers’ Union (KCWU) affiliated to the Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Unions (KFCITU) held a rally demanding the government guarantee construction workers basic labor rights in front of Namdaemun on April 13th. Then they marched to join more than 20,000 at the main rally organized by its national center, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU). The key demands of the main rally included ratify ILO core convention including conventions 87 and 98; amend Article 2 of the Labour Union Act; and guarantee specially-employed workers such as self-employed, contractor, and “misclassified” workers basic labor rights.”Read more...


12 April 2019 09:40

On April 28th, International Workers’ Memorial Day, trade unions will commemorate those who lost their life and health trying to earn a living. The BWI and the ITUC urge all its affiliates to take action to remove deadly dangerous substances from the workplace.Read more...