Rights

26 November 2020 14:43

BWI holds successful global sports conference

 

Combining electronic, social media and traditional face-to-face interactions, BWI in partnership with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA), the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), and various solidarity support partners held a successful two-day Global Sports Conference on labour rights and the 2022 FIFA World Cup last 23 and 24 of November.
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26 November 2020 05:45

At the start of this year’s 16 Days of Activism on Violence against Women, I am speaking out on the hidden pandemic, the surge of violence against women during the COVID pandemic. As this has been predominantly domestic violence, this is a critical time to engage on the role that trade unions should play in the support of women who are victims of abuse as well as the prevention of violence against women by working with men to address prejudices, possessiveness and aggression. Read more...


26 November 2020 03:35

Latin American and the Caribbean women trade union leaders from at least nine (9) countries joined the campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) and ratification of ILO Convention 190 as part of the “16 Days Trade Union Activism on Violence against Women,” which started on 25 November and conclude on 10 December, the International Human Rights Day. Read more...


25 November 2020 15:25

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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