Rights

04 March 2021 04:06

Video: Addressing women workers’ multiple burden

 

Kim Kyung Shin, Chair of BWI Asia Paific's Regional Women's Committee, talked about the "multiple burden" women workers carry, made heavier by COVID-19.
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03 March 2021 06:15

BWI Latin America and Carribean Regional Women's Committe Chair Fabianna Santos said that economic recovery in the Latin American and Caribbean region after COVID-19 requires women's active participation. Read more...


02 March 2021 04:38

As we mark this year's International Women's Month, BWI International Women's Committee Chair Rita Schiavi said that women should be more involved in all spheres of political, economic and social life. She said that gender equality is not action that should be taken after COVID-19, but now.Read more...


01 March 2021 01:34

To kick-off its week-long campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, BWI launched a “gender audit” to assess the institutionalisation of gender equality in affiliate trade unions and their programs, policies, resource management and leadership structure.
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26 February 2021 03:19

The BWI-affiliated Sabah Timber Employees Union (STIEU) made significant progress in its fight to reinstate underpaid workers who were dismissed by Fu Yee Corporation, a manufacturer of hardwood venner and plywood. Read more...


26 February 2021 01:59

As women continue to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be united on International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021 to campaign for gender equity to be mainstreamed in national and regional economic recover plans. Trade unions must not miss the unique opportunity to build a gender-equal better future.
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22 February 2021 08:51

The Building and Wood Workers International (BWI), representing 12 million workers from 351 trade union organisations in 127 countries, stands solidly behind the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Secretary Jason O’Mara against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) wild accusations that they breached anti price fixing/cartel provisions of the country’s Consumer and Competition Act. Read more...


16 February 2021 03:37

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in Australia called on Multinational construction giant CIMIC Group to return a total of USD 20 million worth of Jobkeeper payments it took from taxpayers during the start of the pandemic.
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10 February 2021 17:00

The International Labour Organization (ILO) expressed grave concern over the situation in Myanmar, following the removal of the civilian government by the military. Read more...