Trade Union Rights

06 July 2020 09:38

BWI condemns attack against CFMEU organisers

 

BWI condemned the assault against Ronny Buckley and Paul Tzimas, officials of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union who were attacked by seven unidentified individuals. Read more...


06 July 2020 05:51

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge in India, trade union protests are also raging. Heeding the call of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) for a nationwide protest on 3 July, BWI and its affiliates in different Indian states carried out massive protests to oppose the government’s anti-labour and privatisation policies under the guise of responding to COVID-19. Read more...


02 July 2020 09:56

The BWI-affiliated FNV Bouwen and Wonen reported that it reached an agreement with construction industry employers in their collective bargaining negotiations. If approved by its members and workers in the construction sector, a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is expected to take effect on 1 January 2021. Read more...


02 July 2020 09:40

Young workers lead the way! This was proven true when in Croatia when BWI Regional Youth Committee member Tomislav Vusilović led a successful union organising campaign at VODOGRADNJA d.d. which resulted in 90 workers joining the Trade Union of Construction Industry of Croatia (SGH) and establishing a company-level union.Read more...


02 July 2020 08:59

The Council of Global Unions (CGU) – representing more than 200 million workers from across the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Global Union Federations and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) – wholeheartedly condemns the unlawful arrests of trade union and prodemocracy leaders and activists by the Hong Kong police, attacks on working people in Hong Kong, and proposals for a new National Security Law.Read more...


02 July 2020 07:45

BWI’s India’s affiliates opposed plans by the country’s Ministry of Power to privatise the electricity sector through the Electricity Amendment Bill of 2020 which is expected to be tabled in the upcoming parliamentary session. The Delhi State Electricity Workers’ Union (DSEWU) and Nikhil Odisha Bidyut Shramik Mohasangha (NOBSM) led a “black day” nationwide protest on 1 June participated by workers and employees in the electricity sector. Read more...


29 June 2020 12:18

On 30 June, BWI will join a global trade union solidarity action, initiated by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), in voicing strong protest and opposition to the imposition of a new Anti-union draft law No. 2681 which was introduced in the Ukraine Parliament on 27 May. Read more...


29 June 2020 10:05

The Timber Employees Union of Peninsula Malaysia (TEUPM) in Ekowood, considered one of Malaysia’s most successful hardwood flooring companies, continued to organize workers despite attempts by the management to undermine it. The union said that management has continuously attempted to sabotage workers’ desire to be represented in collective bargaining by frustrating union elections on two separate occasions.
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26 June 2020 04:35

Unite, the United Kingdom’s construction union, demanded that workers are financially protected and their employment secured after Crossrail and the Costain Skanska joint venture, in charge of building the new Bond street station, have parted ways.
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