Rights

05 May 2021 08:36

Colombia: Workers’ strike defeats tax measure

 

A national workers’ strike which left 13 dead and hundreds injured forced the Columbian government to withdraw a controversial tax reform law that aims to reduce and/or eliminate many tax exemptions, such as those on product sales. Trade unions said that the plan favoured the rich while placing more pressure on workers. Read more...


05 May 2021 07:16

The Zimbabwe Construction and Allied Trades Workers’ Union (ZCATWU) has successfully increased the minimum wage of the country’s construction workers by 240 percent. Read more...


03 May 2021 04:31

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and LabourStart call on trade union affiliates, partners and allies worldwide to sign a petition supporting the reinstatement of 62 cement workers who were unjustly retrenched at the YTL-acquired Rawang Cement Factory in Malaysia.
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01 May 2021 05:24

My name is Teena Simpson. I am a builder labourer in Melbourne, Australia. I have been working in Construction for 18 eighteen years and I am an active rank and file member of the CFMEU – Construction Division. I am also the on-site designated first aider, COVID-19 Marshall and deputy union delegate.
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30 April 2021 13:51

As the global trade union movement observes the 132nd anniversary of the International Workers’ Day, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) marks this historic occasion by putting forward the urgent and important tasks of workers and their trade unions amidst a world on the precipice of a global crisis of epic proportion.
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26 April 2021 08:10

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson reports on how trade unions have become "beacons of hope" amidst a global health crisis. He outlines BWI's call for safe and efficient vaccines for all workers, decent jobs and wages, and a sustainable, progressive and worker-responsive economic recovery program to not only to win the battle against COVID-19, but also win the war for a new and better world.Read more...


23 April 2021 07:35

In commemoration of the 132nd International Workers’ Day or May Day, BWI will hold a Global Organising Forum to reflect on its work and experiences in trade union organising. The event will also launch BWI's Global Organizing Academy (GOA).Read more...


21 April 2021 06:27

Members of the Sabah Timber Employees Union (STIEU) has castigated the Sabah forest Industries (SFI) and the state government for failing to release the salaries of 2,000 workers for the months of December 2020 and January 2021 respectively. Read more...


21 April 2021 02:36

Last 15 April, the BWI-affiliated Timber Employees Union of Peninsular Malaysia (TEUPM) became the sole and exclusive bargaining organisation of workers at the Hok Lai Timber Company, after it won in a certification of election determined through secret ballot. Read more...