Trade Union Rights

12 August 2020 08:59

Indian unions: Save India from privatisation and anti-labour policies

 

Coinciding with India’s commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s call to British colonisers to “quit India” on 9 August 1942, different workers and trade unions staged a nationwide protest against the government’s plan to privatise public utilities and suspension of labour laws under the pretense of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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10 August 2020 13:23

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), an international financial institution affiliated with the World Bank Group, accepted BWI’s complaint against the IFC-funded Karot Hydropower Project in Pakistan over gross violations of workers’ rights. Read more...


10 August 2020 06:05

Young trade union members of the General Agriculture and Plantation Workers' Union of Zimbabwe (GAPWUZ) showed their dancing skills as they joined the call for decent, safe and secure jobs on 12 August, International Youth Day.
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06 August 2020 07:12

BWI’s International Youth Committee launches a video as a build up for its celebration of the International Youth Day on 12 August where it will call for decent, safe and regular jobs for all. Read more...


04 August 2020 06:14

It is with deep regret that BWI announces the untimely death of Mohammed Fermin, General Secretary of FKUI, Indonesia.  Read more...


03 August 2020 12:38

“Trade unionists are not terrorists.” This was the statement issued by BWI after Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa branded the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) a terrorist organisation.Read more...


03 August 2020 10:36

To celebrate the 2020 International Youth Day, BWI and its young trade unionists are calling on their affiliates, partners and allies to campaign for “Decent, Safe & Permanent Jobs for All.” Read more...


30 July 2020 06:35

Brazilian trade unions in the construction, wood and other industries joined different civil society organisations in calling their government to cancel its nomination of former Minister of Education Abraham Weintraub to the World Bank as Executive Director representing Brazil at the Executive Board of Directors of the World Bank Group.
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29 July 2020 11:23

Massive workers’ protests are breaking out in many countries even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages worldwide. BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson welcomed and supported the protests organised by BWI-affiliated trade unions in the United States, Ukraine, India, Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia, calling them a “global pushback against a rising tide of anti-worker and anti-democracy policies.”Read more...