Rights

18 September 2020 14:34

BWI welcomes EU parliament’s resolution vs. human rights abuses in the Philippines

 


BWI welcomed the passage of a European Parliament resolution expressing deep concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.
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18 September 2020 08:55

The CGU welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament (EP) of the “resolution on the situation in the Philippines, including the case of Maria Ressa”. The resolution provides examples of the degeneration of democracy, gross violations of human rights, and rampant violence and intimidation during the rule of President Duterte. Read more...


16 September 2020 04:46

In solidarity with the broad Philippine trade union movement, the Council of Global Unions (CGU) will hold a democracy webinar on 18 September on the recently passed Anti-Terror Law, its implications on workers' rights and how it is tied to a global authoritarian project. Read more...


16 September 2020 02:34

BWI congratulates Gail Cartmail for being elected as President of the United Kingdom’s Trade Union Congress (TUC) Read more...


15 September 2020 10:01


In an effort to push back the rising tide of gender-based violence amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, BWI affiliates in the Latin American and the Caribbean region (LACR) launched a “Trade Union Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV)” project in Brazil.
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15 September 2020 06:09

BWI called on the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to distance itself from Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko after its Executive Committee has picked Minsk to hold its Congress in March 2021. Read more...


14 September 2020 12:05

BWI’s “IKEA Workers’ Caravan of Stories,” a campaign to enable IKEA workers in different countries to share with one another their working lives and experiences, has moved to Bosnia and Herzegovina to narrate the story of workers employed at Nova DIPO in Gornji Podgradci.Read more...


11 September 2020 02:48


In another example of working class solidarity and cooperation, BWI’s trade union affiliates in India and Romania joined hands in working with authorities to help Indian migrant workers, who were reportedly stranded in the European state.
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10 September 2020 11:51

BWI and the Sabah Timber Employees Union (STIEU) took action to defend the rights and improve the working conditions of Indonesian migrant workers at Fu Yee Corporation, a Sabah-based Timber mill.Read more...