Rights

18 November 2022 14:43

FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar and the legacy of decent work: Deafening silence on the future of migrant workers’ rights

 

BWI will continue to stand with the migrant workers in Qatar beyond the 2022 World Cup and until their human rights are fully realised, protected, and respected.
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14 November 2022 09:50

Nigeria on 8 November 2022 deposited with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) the instrument of ratification of ILO Convention No. 190 on the Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. It becomes the 22nd country next to Panama to ratify the said convention.

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14 November 2022 06:30

I am Hilly Shamulele and I am a trade unionist. I joined the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers’ Union (MANWU) in 2007 and rose from the ranks as a shop steward, BEC member and a member of the union’s financial committee. In 2020, I was elected as the Vice President of MANWU. Read more...


14 November 2022 01:33

The Building and Woodworkers’ international (BWI) recently released its report on innovative unionism in the Asia Pacific regionRead more...


10 November 2022 12:43

A vast national strike over the decline in the Belgian working people’s purchasing power was organised in Belgium on 9 November. BWI Belgian affiliates ACV-Bie and FGTB reported that numerous pickets were held across the country.Read more...


08 November 2022 05:51

Amidst the lack of agreement among social partners on the renewal of a national labour agreement covering Switzerland’s construction industry, thousands of masons and unions held demonstrations in the country’s different cities, including Geneva, on 7 November. Read more...


07 November 2022 06:03

The Turkish Wood and Paper Industry Workers’ Union (AGAC-IS) went on strike on 27 October as a response to the years-long union busting and other labour rights violations of ASD Laminat, a Turkish wood processing company infamous for its anti-union policies. Read more...


05 November 2022 06:26

Last 1 November, Panama became the 21st country and the 9th in Latin America and the Caribbean to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 by officially depositing the instrument of ratification to the ILO. Read more...


20 October 2022 06:49

Sixteen (16) young women received on 13 October their hard-earned certifications after completing a Shielded Metal Arc Welding National Certification II (SMAW NC II) Training in Pasig City, Philippines. The awarding of the certificates of completion was held at the Pasig City Hall led by the city’s young and progressive Mayor, Vico Sotto.
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