Trade Union Rights

29 July 2020 11:23

Massive protests explode worldwide against “rising tide” of anti-worker policies

 

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...


27 July 2020 05:27

BWI add its voice in opposing the draconian laws recently passed in Hong Kong and the Philippines under the guise of protecting national security and neutralising terrorism.Read more...


21 July 2020 13:17

As part of the international trade union movement, BWI joined fellow global union federations in expressing full solidarity and support for the Algerian workers’ struggle for trade union rights and democratic freedoms in their country.
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21 July 2020 11:49

200 million workers worldwide condemned the Philippine government’s continued attacks on democratic institutions and its relentless suppression of the democratic rights of Filipino workers.
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20 July 2020 04:19

It is with a heavy heart that BWI announces the passing of Pusuluri Narayana Swami, President of the Palamoori Migrant Labour Union (PMLU) on 18 July 2020 in his native State, Telangana. Swami died as a result of a cardiac arrest. Read more...


17 July 2020 12:19

The Nagkaisa labour Coalition, the Philippines’ biggest coalition of labour centers, asked the Supreme Court to strike down the unconstitutional provisions of the recently passed Anti-Terror Law. 
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13 July 2020 12:36


BWI released its 2019 Results and 2020-2021 Actions on its seven (7) identified convergences on rights for all, safe work, youth in unions, gender equality, sustainable industries, fair games and organised value chains.
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13 July 2020 11:54

SERBUK, BWI’s trade union affiliate in Indonesia, organised a “bicycle protest” against the government’s Omnibus Bill which seeks to cut workers’ wages and make work less secure and safe. Read more...


09 July 2020 03:37

BWI and the Pakistan Federation of Building and Wood Workers (PFBWW) filed a joint complaint to the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 6 July citing gross violation of workers’ rights at the IFC-supported Karot Hydropower Project in Pakistan. Read more...