Trade Union Rights

30 October 2018 07:06

STIEU wins secret ballot despite SFI’s obstruction

 

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...


16 May 2017 03:49

The Turkish Wood Workers Union (AGAC-IS) went on strike on 12 May demanding a pay increase and to defend their right to collective bargaining.Read more...


11 May 2017 05:12

Han Sang Gyun, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), is the recipient of the annual Febe Velasquez Trade Union Award, awarded in absentia at the FNV Congress Read more...


08 May 2017 03:41

On November 5th , 2015, Brazil was shocked to hear the news on the collapse of the Fundão dam, at the Germano plant in the city of Mariana, state of Minas Gerais. The dam was the responsibility of the company Samarco whose owners are the Brazilian Vale S.A. and the Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton. Read more...