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16 March 2020 10:21

BWI files complaint to UNESCO amidst worker protests

 

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is charged with many responsibilities. They include world heritage sites. One such site is the Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia. Restoration workers from the West Mebun temple have held a protest outside the office a French archaeological college – the École Française D’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) that previously employed them – regarding the UNESCO heritage Angkor Archaeological Park today, demanding an end to the almost two-year long impasse that has kept them away from their jobs. Weiterlesen...


22 February 2020 18:48

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28 January 2020 09:44

The Indian National Building Construction Forest and Wood Workers Federation (INBCWF), convened its Silver Jubilee Convention on 20 January 2020 in Bangalore, Karnataka State, celebrating twenty-five years of advocating for the rights of Indian building, construction and wood workers.Weiterlesen...


16 May 2017 03:49

The Turkish Wood Workers Union (AGAC-IS) went on strike on 12 May demanding a pay increase and to defend their right to collective bargaining.Weiterlesen...


11 May 2017 05:12

Han Sang Gyun, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), is the recipient of the annual Febe Velasquez Trade Union Award, awarded in absentia at the FNV Congress Weiterlesen...


08 May 2017 03:41

On November 5th , 2015, Brazil was shocked to hear the news on the collapse of the Fundão dam, at the Germano plant in the city of Mariana, state of Minas Gerais. The dam was the responsibility of the company Samarco whose owners are the Brazilian Vale S.A. and the Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton. Weiterlesen...


20 April 2017 05:07

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) has followed with big concern the legislative initiatives promoted by the Brazilian Government in labor relations and social security.Weiterlesen...


21 March 2017 09:28

Workers at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) are elated, after their almost two week-long picket has now resulted in all workers being paid their back wages this morning. Members of the Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union (STIEU) have endured baking tropical heat and have survived off donations and collective goodwill and solidarity, demonstrating to SFI that they will not back down.Weiterlesen...


17 March 2017 09:25

Johannesburg in South Africa and the Cradle Moon Lakeside Lodge hosted from 6 to 7 March the evaluation and redesigning workshop of the BWI-Union to Union – SBTF trade union development project for Africa. Weiterlesen...