Trade Union Rights

14 October 2020 03:58

Victory! Indonesian workers return to work

 


Twenty-nine (29) workers of the Sumsel 1 PLTU, all members of the SERBUK PT GPEC have returned to work after they were sent home after their company stopped its operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The union marks their members’ return to work as a new chapter of success in their struggle for full trade union rights. Read more...


14 October 2020 01:47

Under the theme “Decent Work. Better Future,” BWI affiliates in Bangladesh, India and Nepal marked this year’s World Day for Decent Work last 7 October with various trade union activities. Read more...


12 October 2020 02:55

Coinciding with the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) launched a national strike to oppose corruption, retrenchment, gender-based violence, unemployment and increasing attacks on workers’ collective bargaining in South Africa. Read more...


09 October 2020 12:04

Union to Union (UtoU) Policy Advisor Nadja Yusuf interviews BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson on the future of work, asking in particular the challenges faced by unions in the changing world of work and the role that must be played by international development cooperation in helping unions respond and adapt to the new normal.Read more...


08 October 2020 09:13

Across Indonesia, trade unionists and students who took to the streets to protest the passage of the Omnibus Law on Job Creation were met with arrests, violence and harassment from state security forces. The attacks on Indonesian workers took place as the international labour movement marked the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October.
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08 October 2020 02:08

On the eve of the World Day for Decent Work, Pakistani trade unionists organised protest actions across Islamabad, the country’s capital, to pressure the government to implement an upward revision of wages and benefits to offset the rise of inflation in the country, which is the highest-recorded in the world at 10-14 percent. Read more...


06 October 2020 10:20

BWI urged an IKEA supplier in Gornji Podgradci, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to respect and recognise its workers’ trade union rights.
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06 October 2020 04:09

As a response to the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, BWI will hold a webinar on 16 November to discuss ways to introduce active and transparent monitoring mechanisms to ensure the compliance of projects financed by international financial institutions (IFIs) to internationally-recognised and accepted labour standards. The online event is part of BWI’s third round of webinars dubbed as “Workers Voices.” Read more...


06 October 2020 00:51

Indonesia's parliament on Monday passed the controversial Omnibus Bill on Job Creation which amended 79 laws in key sectors such as labour and tax. This despite the united opposition mounted by global union federations and Indonesian labour confederations. Read more...