Rights

06 February 2023 02:50

Tunisia: BWI calls for unconditional release of union leader

 

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) called for the unconditional release of Tunisian trade union leader Anis Kaabi who was arrested on 1 February 2023 over a strike by toll booth workers.
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03 February 2023 10:36

Histadrut, Israel’s General Federation of Labour is up in arms in opposing legislative moves to restrict the right of workers to mount strike actions. Read more...


03 February 2023 03:20

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), together with its European affiliates, partners and allies, express their highest sense of solidarity to the trade unions and workers who are in the middle of extensive strike actions that hit many countries in Europe.
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29 January 2023 14:22

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) expresses its deep concern and alarm over the arrest and imprisonment of independent trade union leaders from the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP). Read more...


23 January 2023 07:00

Last 19-20 January, BWI and the National Union of Workers of Construction and Similar Industries (SUNTRACS) visited the Metro Line 3 construction site in Panama and had a meeting with its workers and management.
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20 December 2022 05:56

Finishing 2002 strong, BWI’s Global Organising Academy (GOA) on 14 December held an Organising Forum which was attended by 91 trade unionists from the regions of Africa and the Middle East (AME), Pan Europe (PEU), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and Asia Pacific (AP).
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16 December 2022 09:19

Three international trade unions are today announcing the launch of a global digital platform to provide support for migrant workers who remain in Qatar after the 2022 World Cup and those employed at future international football competitions in other countries. Piloted in Qatar by Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the International Domestic Workers’ Federation (IDWF), in partnership with global football player union FIFPRO, the information resource will be a lasting tool for migrants in a context where their employment rights and conditions remain at risk. Read more...


14 December 2022 09:47

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) is outraged by the recent revelations of corruption charges in Europe. BWI condemns any attempt to sell out the human rights of workers, demands justice for migrant workers, and calls for swift actions to be taken to protect their rights before the Tournament ends. As we enter the final phase of the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar, neither the Qatari Government nor FIFA are delivering on their lofty promises to improve the conditions of migrant workers.
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12 December 2022 14:01

Peruvian trade unionists lamented the political crisis that is shaking their country and how the legislative branch is not representative of the interests of the working people. Read more...