Trade Union Rights

12 January 2019 09:40

Historic general strike brings India to standstill

 

A general strike across India on 8-9 January 2019 has brought the economy to a virtual standstill, with organisers estimating that around 200 million workers have participated in the historical action.Read more...


15 December 2018 17:33

Solidarity Statement:
Global unions condemn conviction of union leaders
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23 November 2018 08:49

The BWI-Asia Pacific, along with the Asia-Pacific Regional Offices of four other global union federations, have released a statement calling on the Government of Cambodia to drop charges filed against six independent trade union leaders from the garment sector.Read more...


30 October 2018 07:06

Members of the Sabah timber union are elated after yesterday’s decisive secret ballot election victory at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) in Sipitang, Malaysia, clearing the way for them to begin collective bargaining. Read more...


24 October 2018 06:07

Construction workers in Manila who want to form a union are being attacked by their employer – the subcontractor Seapac Philippines.Read more...


23 October 2018 06:21

A delegation of representatives from BWI affiliates attended the 2018 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings that took place in Nusa Dua (Indonesia) from 12-14 OctoberRead more...


14 October 2018 10:42

13 October: The Building and Wood Workers’ International is shocked by the new government of Zimbabwe’s repressive measures against workers’ rights. While preaching peace, the new government continue to use repressive laws such as Public Order Protection Act (POSA).Read more...


27 September 2018 08:10

Jason O’Mara, a branch secretary at the Australian Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), has appeared in a preliminary hearing before a Canberra court on criminal charges of alleged cartel conduct. The CFMEU held a rally outside the court house in which hundreds of construction workers joined in solidarity with O’Mara.Read more...


27 June 2018 06:42

Joint Media Release: The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and Public Services International (PSI) Asia Pacific Regional OrganisationsRead more...