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19 June 2020 08:27

European unions intensify ILO 190 push, reject Ukraine’s anti-union law

 

45 trade union leaders and officials from the BWI affiliates in Pan Europe, including 27 European Regional Committee titular members and substitutes, members of the European Regional Women and Youth Committees, Pan European Presidium and observers agreed to intensify their campaign for the ratification of ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention 190 and reject Ukraine’s proposed anti-union law.Read more...


16 March 2020 21:51

The Shashikala, Mobiliser, Construction Labour Union if Bihar State, India convened a mass rally on the occasion of International Women's Day. They called the union especially women members to lobby the Indian Government for ratification of ILO Convention 190.Read more...


16 March 2020 21:40

Smritee Lama, Member, Asia Pacific Regional Women's Committee from CUPPEC, Nepal extends greetings to trade union sisters and brothers on the occasion of IWD and urges Government of Nepal to ratify ILO Convention 190.Read more...


10 March 2020 12:47

Kislova Ekaterina is a communication officer in the Russian Timber Workers Union Central Committee (union governing body). As a young active woman, she calls union members to stand up together and promote ratification of the ILO Convention 190. Ekaterina expresses zero tolerance to the violence and harassment in world of work and specifically highlights issue of gender-based violence. Read more...


10 March 2020 12:38

Lesia Husak is a company level trade union leader from Ukraine. She is very active at the national scale on the issues of gender equality and women rights. Lesia is also a member of the BWI European Regional Women’s Committee where she represents women from Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Uzbekistan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland. Lesia is leading the campaign in Central Asia and Eastern Europe for the ratification of the ILO Convention 190.
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09 March 2020 13:43

"Working in the construction industry is like going to the gym. I enjoy it. Construction work is not only for men, it is for women too. If you want to be a mason, carpenter or drive a tractor, just go for it. Don't let anybody tell you that you can't do all of these things just because you are not a man."Read more...


03 March 2020 10:03

Last year, the International Labour Conference adopted C 190 (2019), Violence and Harassment. Its adoption was a major accomplishment, not only because it had been a major priority for BWI and the rest of the global trade union for years, but because the content is clear and strong. Read more...


25 November 2019 12:05

From 2-4 September 2019 in Skopje, North Macedonia, the BWI with the support of FES and Union to Union held the 2019 Global Women’s Leadership Meeting, bringing at least forty women leaders from twenty countries throughout the globe.Read more...


20 March 2017 10:49

The Associated Labor Unions Committee on Women (ANCW) members gathered on 8 March 2017 in Diliman, Quezon City to commemorate the International Women’s Day with the theme, “Developing Women Trade Union Leadership in Responding to Gender-based Violence”. Read more...