Rights

25 November 2020 15:25

Argentina’s ILO 190 ratification energises 16 days activism vs. VAW

 

As trade unions worldwide mark the start of the 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women on 25 November, Argentina’s recent ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 energises this year’s campaign against gender-based violence. Read more...


25 November 2020 08:12

BWI, together with Australian affiliate, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), invite unions across the globe to participate in the adaptation of artwork and messages for trade union activism on violence against women. Read more...


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...


20 November 2020 13:03

Join us in discussing the multinationals’ (MNCs) responsibilities in upholding human and labour rights and the global mechanisms to promote social responsibility. We will also present trade union actions and other plans to guarantee workers’ rights.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...


18 November 2020 09:20



Women trade union leaders from North America and Europe held an online meeting on 12 November and expressed optimism that the results of the United States elections will bring positive results in the campaign for gender equality and the elimination of violence against women.
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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...