Trade Union Rights

07 December 2020 00:31

Young unionists: Build “shields” vs. anti-labour policies

 

BWI’s young trade union leaders in Europe called for the building of more political and economic “shields” to protect workers from a new wave of anti-labour policies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...


03 December 2020 05:28

The BWI-affiliated Federation of Indonesia Workers’ Awakening (FKUI) held its 7th Congress from 23 to 26 of November. Previously known as the Federation of Construction, Informal and General Workers (FKUI-SBSI), the federation’s Congress changed its name to reflect its new mandate to organise workers of all types from different sectors and new membership from individual workers to trade unions. Read more...


03 December 2020 04:38

Asserting that multinational companies (MNCs) should be held responsible for human and trade union rights, and environmental abuses as result of their business activities, BWI, on 25 November, conducted the 6th installment of its Workers’ Voices webinar which was devoted to discussing ways to confront the largely unchecked corporate power of MNCs.Read more...


01 December 2020 04:29

50. 7 percent of Swiss voters nationwide voted in favor of the “responsible business initiative,” a proposal to hold corporations liable for human rights and environmental abuses which were the result of their business activities.
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29 November 2020 07:52

BWFM, BWI’s affiliate in Myanmar, expressed optimism regarding its organising work among construction workers. Read more...


27 November 2020 12:41

India’s Constitution Day on 26 November was met by a nationwide strike participated by millions of workers from different states to protest the government’s anti-labour reforms. The protest, led by the Joint Forum of Ten Central Trade Unions, was the fourth nationwide strike launched by workers this year to oppose the government’s decision to amend the country’s four (4) labour codes.
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24 November 2020 03:32

BWI’s European Regional Committee (ERC) extended its full support and solidarity to Kyrgystani and Swedish trade unionists who are in the middle of important fights to defend labour rights. Read more...


23 November 2020 00:01

Orange flags and banners hang in many parts of Switzerland as its citizens prepare for a referendum on 29 November on a proposal to hold Swiss-based companies accountable for their business activities abroad that threaten human and labour rights, as well as the environment.Read more...


19 November 2020 06:59

This was the resounding shout of Turkey’s major labour confederations after their government decided to shelve attempts to amend the country’s labour law through an Omnibus Law that seeks to expand the coverage of fixed-term labor contracts and undermine workers’ right to severance pay.
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