Trade Union Rights

10 October 2016 08:53

Fiji: Flawed FSC decision rewards anti-union Government

Almost two years after receiving a complaint lodged jointly by the ITUC and the BWI regarding three state-owned Fijian forestry companies, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have decided not to disassociate the firms, turning a blind eye to their anti-union behaviour. A joint letter from BWI and ITUC takes issue with many aspects of FSC's decision not to disassociate the Fijian forestry firms. Read more...


08 September 2016 11:25

On Tuesday 1,200 members of the Korean Construction Workers’ Union held a rally in front of the South Gyeonggi Police Office against unjustifiable investigations of the union. Read more...


08 September 2016 11:19

In a show of widespread solidarity across India around 150 million workers, including many BWI affiliates, organised a nationwide strike on 2 September 2016. Read more...


08 September 2016 11:16

On Wednesday September 7 a new hearing will be held in the Korean appellate court for the 15 leaders of the tower crane operators division of the Korean Construction Workers' Union (KCWU).Read more...


08 September 2016 11:00

Since last year hundreds of trade union leaders and members have faced criminal charges for taking part in protests and union activities. Read more...


08 September 2016 10:44

Johannesburg in South Africa has hosted the BWI Africa Network on Chinese MNCs from August 10 to 12, 2016.Read more...


08 September 2016 10:30

The Building and Wood Workers’ International Asia-Pacific has joined 94 other civil society groups saying NO to investors suing states in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. Read more...


08 September 2016 10:22

Trade unions and labour organisations are appealing to the Malaysian Government to protect workers from litigious employers determined to prevent union recognition and frustrate the collective bargaining process, union leaders stated at a press conference today in Subang Jaya.
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08 September 2016 10:01

The Building and Wood Workers’ International expresses its support to its Turkish affiliates who have issued a joint unified statement.Read more...