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24 May 2020 08:52

Philippine unions fight wage and benefit cuts, rights castration

 

The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP)
condemned several policies issued by the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, which it said cut workers’ wages and benefits, and suspend labour rights.
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22 May 2020 13:49

The Civil Servants’ Union of Agriculture, Forestry, Husbandry and Environment Sectors (TARIM ORMAN-IS) opposed moves by Turkey’s General Directorate of Forestry to unilaterally cut workers’ salaries as part of the government’s COVID-19 donation campaign. It said that workers, especially union members, who refused to contribute to the campaign were threatened by managers. Weiterlesen...


22 May 2020 11:37

The Council of Global Unions (CGU) – representing more than 200 million workers from across the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Global Union Federations including the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD – wholeheartedly condemns the suspension of labour laws by some Indian states during the COVID-19 crisis. Weiterlesen...


22 May 2020 05:38

The BWI-Indian Affiliates Council submitted on 19 May a petition to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind urging him to reject anti-labour ordinances passed by several states relaxing and/or suspending important labour laws for three years to boost productivity and incentivise industries during the COVID-19 economic slowdown.
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21 May 2020 13:02

Around 200 workers at the Suki Kinari hydro power construction site In Northern Pakistan went on strike and blocked traffic in the nearby town of Kaghan Naran to demand their employer, China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), to comply with wage laws during the holy month of Ramadan.Weiterlesen...


21 May 2020 12:19


The Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (MANWU) on 9 May negotiated an agreement with Chinese Company, Shanxi Construction Investment regarding strict compliance to occupational, health and safety standards and wage laws. Both parties agreed that the monitoring of the agreement will start two weeks after the signing.
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21 May 2020 11:54

The BWI-affiliated Progressive Trade Union Federation 47 (C-47) announced that it has fielded five (5) trade union leaders to vye for seats in the country’s parliamentary election on 25 May. Weiterlesen...


21 May 2020 03:13

The collapse of LafargeHolcim’s plan to sell its Philippine operations, after it failed to secure a regulatory clearance from the Philippine Competition Commission, has given workers from the cement giant’s Davao plant another shot at justice, according to the Davao Holcim Employees Workers Union-Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (DAHEWU-Sentro). Weiterlesen...


20 May 2020 10:17

On 18 of May, BWI affiliates from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine came together for an online conversation on COVID-19 and the world of work. The meeting was facilitated by BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson and BWI Regional Vice President Johan Lindholm.
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