Health and safety

06 April 2021 12:54

Global Alliance on Healthy and Safe Workplaces Campaign

 

We invite you to be part of our Global Alliance on Healthy and Safe Workplaces Campaign taking place from now up to International Workers Memorial Day on 28 April 2021. Under this campaign, we ask that you negotiate with employers in workplaces that you organise to sign a declaration jointly with you recognising the importance of Healthy and Safe Workplaces.
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24 March 2021 04:34

BWI, together with others in the global trade union movement, is calling on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conference in June 2021 to establish healthy and safe workplaces as a fundamental right. The global union said that this would ensure that there is increased accountability on the part of governments and employers to international labour standards on health and safety.
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25 February 2021 13:15

BWI started its “Workers’ Voices Webinar Series” with a discussion on stewardship in the forestry and value chain on 17 February. Read more...


03 February 2021 08:24

A construction worker died at the construction site of the metro line 16 of the Grand Paris Express in La Courneuve (Seine-Saint-Denis).
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02 February 2021 03:35

Work-related fatalities and precarious working conditions plague Turkey’s forestry sector. This was the report of the BWI-affiliated Civil Servants Union of Agriculture, Forestry, Husbandry and Environment of Turkey (TARIM ORMAN-IS) after it concluded monitoring several forest areas in the country. Read more...


27 January 2021 11:37

Ensuring workers’ health and safety are core issues that trade unions consistently fight for. With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a growing and vocal clamour for a new way of working through strengthened health and safety measures at the workplaces.Read more...


06 January 2021 11:23

On 3 January 2020, a building being constructed in Kep, Cambodia collapsed, killing 36 workers. Already a year on, there has been zero justice and accountability. Read more...


05 January 2021 07:57

The Building and Woodworkers Trade Union of Cambodia (BWTUC) on 3 January expressed disappointment over the government’s slow action in responding to the public’s demand for justice and accountability regarding the collapse of a building in Kep, Southern Cambodia a year ago which killed 36 workers and injured 26 more. Read more...


15 December 2020 12:01

BWI affiliates in Africa and Middle East Region decided to intensify its national campaigns on asbestos to counter the aggressive marketing campaign of asbestos-producing and exporting countries. Read more...