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20 November 2023 15:05

BWI calls for swift action following ILO-WHO study on deaths caused by working under the sun

 

In response to a recently released joint study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on occupational exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR), the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) called for urgent measures to increase health and safety protection for workers.Read more...


14 November 2023 13:12

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held its Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2023 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from November 13 to 17, 2023, with the goal of discussing climate solutions ahead of the COP 28 in Dubai. ItRead more...


05 November 2023 13:22

Hot on the heels of their success in reinstating their president, Dariusz Kawka, the BWI-affiliated Solidarnosc has achieved yet another significant victory in the fight for workers' rights at the IKEA Industry factory in Lubawa, Poland.Read more...


01 November 2023 02:36

The Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) actively took part in the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW), which took place in Panama from 23 to 27 October.Read more...


31 October 2023 04:16

Thirty one (31) construction trade unionists, including seventeen (17) women leaders, from seven (7) countries met from 25 to 27 October to broaden their knowledge and awareness on climate change as well as on a broad range of other important issues such as justice and finance, technical and vocational education, and training institutions (TVETs); mental health; and occupational health and safety (OHS). Read more...


26 October 2023 00:39

In a powerful display of solidarity, over 10,000 union members, representing a coalition of trade unions, marched through Sydney's Central Business District this week, urging their government to enact an immediate nationwide ban on engineered stone, citing grave health concerns.
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17 October 2023 02:21

The relentless campaign against asbestos and the pursuit of justice for asbestos victims have developed as an essential advocacy for the trade union movement, distinguished by profound emotions and unyielding determination.Read more...


04 October 2023 09:05

Today, the European Parliament adopted the new directive on Asbestos. This is a great victory for construction workers, for national construction trade unions and for the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW), as the directive will greatly improve the protection of workers from asbestos exposure. Read more...


28 September 2023 16:05

For the first time since the pandemic, the Brazilian Technical Working Group on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) met again with the representatives of CONTICOM, FETRACONSPAR, SINDIMARMORE-ES, SINDPRES, SITICOP-MG, STICC-POA, SINTRACON-SP and QUIMICOS ABC.Read more...