Rights

04 December 2022 11:58

#16Days: Unions push for “rainbow workplaces,” gender-fair climate response

 

In its effort to further promote gender equality amidst a fast changing world of work, BWI, in its 5th World Congress last October 2022, passed key resolutions that promote the rights of LGBTIQ workers, and embed the principles of gender equality in just transition and green economic plans to address the climate crisis.Read more...


01 December 2022 13:31

As with previous years, BWI affiliates in Southern Africa join the rest of the world in drawing attention to the violence that women and young people are confronted with daily. Read more...


30 November 2022 05:26

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) joins the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) of South Africa in mourning the tragic passing of six of its young trade union leaders, who were involved in a fatal road accident on 27 November 2022.Read more...


28 November 2022 12:03

In keeping with this year’s 16 Days of Trade Union Activism on Violence against Women, BWI is sharing two gender equality resolutions that it has adopted at its 5th World Congress last October in Madrid, Spain. Read more...


28 November 2022 05:32

Innovative trade union organising is in full swing in Ghana under the leadership of the Timber and Woodworkers’ Union (TWU).
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28 November 2022 02:40

As part of BWI’s 16 Days of Trade Unionism on Violence against Women this year, it released a magazine showcasing the major policy deliberations and decisions of the global union’s women trade unionists in the lead up and during its 5th World Congress last October 2022 in Madrid, Spain.
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25 November 2022 08:11

BWI and IndustriAll on 22-24 November organised a Youth Activist School which was attended by 35 Ghanaian youth trade unionists, including 17 young women, from the global unions’ six (6) affiliates.Read more...


25 November 2022 01:56

BWI joins women workers, trade unions and the international community in marking this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November by launching our annual “16 Days of Trade Union Activism on Violence Against Women.”
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22 November 2022 13:57

As football fans worldwide cheer for their favorite teams competing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) urges all its trade union affiliates, partners, allies and friends to stand with migrant workers.
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