Youth


08 June 2020 10:48

Bahrain union warns of massive worker dismissals

 

The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) warned of massive worker dismissals using the pandemic as a convenient excuse after it received several complaints from both Bahraini and non-Bahraini workers that their companies plan to terminate them after the COVID-19 support period. Read more...


08 June 2020 10:12

BWI Africa and Middle East held its first online Regional Women’s Committee (RWC) meeting on 4 June with 34 participants, including titular members and observers from all sub-regions.
The online meeting discussed the challenges posed by COVID-19 on women and actions taken to protect women’s rights and their jobs. It also discussed BWI’s policy on harassment and discrimination.
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08 June 2020 09:24

Histadrut launched a campaign TV ad to call for an end to violence against women at work and home and urge women to report cases of workplace and domestic violence and harassment. Read more...


08 June 2020 09:01

Today, and always, we join those who seek to make real the promise of equality, dignity and justice for all.Read more...


08 June 2020 05:42

GS Facket, BWI’s Swedish affiliate of wood and forestry workers, called on the social democrat-led government to condemn to the legislative dustbin the results of its so-called independent investigation on proposals to reform the country’s labour laws.
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07 June 2020 14:53

When Tajudin began working for Guangdong Power Engineering Co Ltd, a Chinese construction company building the Sumsel 1 PLTU generator, in 2017, he and the other workers did not understand their rights as workers and the company never informed them. At the time, the workers had no contracts, their wages were below the legal minimum, overtime wages were not paid and there were no legal social protection payments.
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06 June 2020 12:43

The BWI raised issues with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the advice the WHO issued for workplaces about COVID-19 that were prepared and issued without any inputs from trade unions on how to prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace. The BWI urged WHO to rethink its advice on physical distancing in the workplace which undermines policies and regulations to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 at work that have been agreed with trade unions in several countries.
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04 June 2020 13:12

BWI has added its voice against the “anti-terror” law passed overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives on 3 June, calling the measure a major attack on human rights, particularly trade union rights. Read more...


04 June 2020 02:05

Workers from the Suki Kinari hydro construction project on 2 June signed an agreement with the China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) and local government officials approving the reinstatement of 1,600 dismissed construction workers, following a 12-day blockade of a highway leading to their worksite.
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