Rights

07 December 2020 00:31

Young unionists: Build “shields” vs. anti-labour policies

 

BWI’s young trade union leaders in Europe called for the building of more political and economic “shields” to protect workers from a new wave of anti-labour policies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...


04 December 2020 12:08

Workers in the building and construction and wood and forestry have responded to BWI's call for 16 Days of Trade Union Activism on Violence Against Women.

Hear it from BWI's affiliates worldwide why gender-based violence is one of the worst forms of human rights violations and why trade unions should speak out and take action against it.
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03 December 2020 11:58

Using a popular video-sharing social networking service, the Building and Wood Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (BWFM) launched a TikTok competition calling on participants to submit videos that creatively narrate the violence and harassment inflicted against women workers. Read more...


03 December 2020 05:28

The BWI-affiliated Federation of Indonesia Workers’ Awakening (FKUI) held its 7th Congress from 23 to 26 of November. Previously known as the Federation of Construction, Informal and General Workers (FKUI-SBSI), the federation’s Congress changed its name to reflect its new mandate to organise workers of all types from different sectors and new membership from individual workers to trade unions. Read more...


03 December 2020 04:38

Asserting that multinational companies (MNCs) should be held responsible for human and trade union rights, and environmental abuses as result of their business activities, BWI, on 25 November, conducted the 6th installment of its Workers’ Voices webinar which was devoted to discussing ways to confront the largely unchecked corporate power of MNCs.Read more...


02 December 2020 12:55

Young people from Africa and the Middle East are calling for stronger trade unionism and social dialogue mechanisms to combat the negative effects of COVID-19 on their health and employment. Read more...


01 December 2020 07:52

In response to the rising incidences of violence against women (VAW) and increasing vulnerabilities of women workers in the middle of a pandemic, BWI, in cooperation with FES, conducted anti-VAW trainings among Indian trade unions and helped plot out their digital campaigns for the 16 Days of Activism against VAW. Read more...


01 December 2020 04:29

50. 7 percent of Swiss voters nationwide voted in favor of the “responsible business initiative,” a proposal to hold corporations liable for human rights and environmental abuses which were the result of their business activities.
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30 November 2020 13:09

In an attempt to bring the region’s different women trade union leaders and activists together, BWI-affiliated PROFBUD led the trade unions’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence in Ukraine and the first four days of the campaign in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
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