Trade Union Rights

03 December 2020 04:38

BWI pushes for greater MNC accountability

 

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...


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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29 November 2020 07:52

BWFM, BWI’s affiliate in Myanmar, expressed optimism regarding its organising work among construction workers. Read more...


27 November 2020 12:41

India’s Constitution Day on 26 November was met by a nationwide strike participated by millions of workers from different states to protest the government’s anti-labour reforms. The protest, led by the Joint Forum of Ten Central Trade Unions, was the fourth nationwide strike launched by workers this year to oppose the government’s decision to amend the country’s four (4) labour codes.
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24 November 2020 03:32

BWI’s European Regional Committee (ERC) extended its full support and solidarity to Kyrgystani and Swedish trade unionists who are in the middle of important fights to defend labour rights. Read more...


23 November 2020 00:01

Orange flags and banners hang in many parts of Switzerland as its citizens prepare for a referendum on 29 November on a proposal to hold Swiss-based companies accountable for their business activities abroad that threaten human and labour rights, as well as the environment.Read more...


19 November 2020 06:59

This was the resounding shout of Turkey’s major labour confederations after their government decided to shelve attempts to amend the country’s labour law through an Omnibus Law that seeks to expand the coverage of fixed-term labor contracts and undermine workers’ right to severance pay.
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19 November 2020 04:52

Byggnads, the Swedish union of construction workers, has threatened to go on strike next week over employer federation Byggföretagen’s reluctance to address industry-wide work-related fatal accidents during their collective bargaining negotiations. Read more...


17 November 2020 13:31

Big protest actions from various trade unions greeted the Kyrgyzstan parliament on 12 November after it introduced a measure seeking to amend the country’s trade union law. Read more...