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08 November 2021 13:14

Making health and safety a fundamental workers' right

 

Unions want health and safety to be a fundamental right for workers everywhere, no exceptions. Ambet Yuson, General Secretary of the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and Unite’s Gail Cartmail, BWI Vice President and Chair of the BWI Global Network on Health and Safety, say it’s time for a final push to make it happen.Read more...


08 November 2021 06:57

The Construction Workers’ Union of the Republic of Argentina (UOCRA) held two consecutive online trainings to eighty (80) young trade unionists on risk management and prevention, and labour inspection in the construction industry on 23 and 30 September respectively.Read more...


25 October 2021 14:50

International labour coalition says closure of U.S. IKEA facility lacks workers’ consultations, violates OECD guidelines and global framework agreementRead more...


25 October 2021 10:09

The BWI Malaysian Liaison Council (BWI-MLC) called for a thorough investigation of a fire at a coal mill in Kanthan, Chemor, Perak on 14 October that has led to the death of one migrant worker and serious injury of another. Read more...


18 October 2021 05:31

BWI invites you to the 2nd session of its Global OHS Brigades Open Online Training Course titled “Can healthy and safe workplaces be a fundamental right?” on 20 October, 14:00-16:15 CEST.
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15 October 2021 03:09



BWI’s South African affiliates called on their government to join the global community in calling for the total ban on the use of asbestos at workplaces, particularly in the construction sector, as asserted by the Rotterdam Convention.
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14 October 2021 02:28

BWI held a three-day visit to Turkey on 1-3 October to touch base with its affiliates, the Turkish Forestry Workers’ Union (ORMAN-IS) and the Civil Servants’ Union of Agriculture, Forestry, Husbandry and Environment Sectors (TARIM ORMAN-IS).
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12 October 2021 03:04

In an effort to push forward the campaign to ban the use of asbestos in workplaces, Zimbabwean trade unions affiliated with BWI held a two-day online forum with representatives from the government and employers’ groups on 30 September- 1 October. Read more...


05 October 2021 08:57

The Asia Ban Asbestos Network (ABAN) held a three-day online conference last 28-30 SeptemberRead more...