Solidarity

25 April 2022 14:01

Free all arrested trade unionists in Belarus!

 

Join us in demanding the immediate release of all detained Belarusian trade union activists and a stop the prosecution of the independent trade unions in Belarus.Read more...


14 April 2022 13:49

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) held its 17th National Congress on 30 March which was attended by South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the union’s founding General Secretary.
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05 April 2022 05:18

BWI welcomes the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) newly elected Director General, Gilbert F. Houngbo from Togo, whose term will officially begin on 1 October 2022. Read more...


22 March 2022 06:19

The BWI Youth joins the international community in strongly condemning the violence and military actions committed against Ukraine. Read more...


18 March 2022 07:45


The massive exodus of Ukrainians started already during the first week of war. Civil society groups, including trade unions came to the Ukrainian government’s aid to help in the gargantuan humanitarian relief efforts. BWI threw its support to this initiative by giving an initial donation of CHF 4000 so that the trade unions can continue to provide shelter for the refugees.
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15 March 2022 04:18

Different construction trade unions continue to express their solidarity and send concrete help to Cuban workers amidst a continuing economic embargo imposed by the United States to Cuba. Read more...


10 March 2022 07:35

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) suspended all trading certificates in Russia and Belarus and blocked all controlled wood sourcing from the two countries as a response to Russia’s aggressive invasion of Ukraine.
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10 March 2022 04:24

BWI and EFBWW held an online meeting to express their solidarity to Ukraine’s trade unions and workers, particularly to the Ukrainian Building Workers’ Union (PROFBUD), as they bravely and heroically face up to Russia’s military aggression and violence. Read more...


03 March 2022 08:30

Major Finnish paper and packaging producer Stora Enso will stop all production and sales in Russia in response to Moscow's assault on Ukraine, the group announced Wednesday.Read more...