Trade Union Rights

19 April 2021 09:16

Strike threat stops labour subcontracting at HeidelbergCement

 

 The threat of a strike action by ninety one (91) workers prevented a HeidelbergCement subsidiary in Belgium from implementing labour subcontracting schemes.
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16 April 2021 05:39

The Lava Jato operation, also known as operation car wash, which led to the unjust imprisonment of former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, was recently declared illegitimate due to the lack of impartiality of investigative judge Sergio Moro. This was after a Brazilian court on 8 March cleared da Silva of all criminal convictions stemming from the case. Read more...


15 April 2021 11:43

BWI Workers' Voices Webinar Series (GS Report 2021)Read more...


14 April 2021 14:45

On 29 March, the Belgian members of the BWI, AVC/CSC-BiE and the FGTB, joined forces to organise a national strike day that affected all sectors. It sent a strong message to employers during negotiations of an inter-professional agreement concerning wage increases, better working conditions and better end-of-career arrangements. Social partners failed to reach an agreement by the established deadline.Read more...


13 April 2021 08:31

The BWI Regional Duratex International Workers’ Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) recently met to discuss Duratex’s attempts to rollback labour rights and weaken trade unions by taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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05 April 2021 10:44

On 7 April, it will be one full year since the untimely passing of our beloved Jin Sook Lee. A true and consistent champion of the working class and gender equality, Jin Sook lived a well-spent life dedicated to the building of a better world for all. We will always remember her as a trade union leader, women advocate, mother, wife and comrade.
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05 April 2021 02:42

Kyrgystan’s trade unions continue to face state harassment and interference even in the middle of a raging pandemic. Read more...


05 April 2021 02:42

A court in Hong Kong convicted Lee Cheuk Yan, General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), and several others for organising and taking part in a democracy rally deemed illegal by the Chinese Special Administrative Region’s National Security Law.
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29 March 2021 10:35

Philippine trade unions condemned the killing of another labour leader under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. Read more...