CGU on EU Parliament’s resolution on Philippine rights abuses

18 September 2020 08:55

The CGU welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament (EP) of the “resolution on the situation in the Philippines, including the case of Maria Ressa”. The resolution provides examples of the degeneration of democracy, gross violations of human rights, and rampant violence and intimidation during the rule of President Duterte.


BWI unions reach out to stranded Indian migrants in Romania

11 September 2020 02:48

In another example of working class solidarity and cooperation, BWI’s trade union affiliates in India and Romania joined hands in working with authorities to help Indian migrant workers, who were reportedly stranded in the European state.


IBB : donner de l'espoir à Beyrouth

08 September 2020 06:41

This was the message sent by BWI to all its affiliates, partners, allies and friends as it encouraged them to donate to the people of Beirut, especially its workers, who were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and a prolonged economic crisis that decimated millions of jobs, and recently, a social unrest that was triggered by the catastrophic Beirut explosion that injured and killed many people.


L'IBB et la FETBB soutiennent la grève des travailleurs biélorusses contre la fraude électorale

01 September 2020 13:40

BWI, on behalf of its 12 million trade union members worldwide, and EFBWW, representing 2 million trade union members from 34 European countries, express their solidarity with the brave trade unionists and workers of Belarus who went on strike and organised different forms of democratic and peaceful actions to protest against the alleged massive electoral fraud in their country.


Qatar : l'IBB se félicite des progrès importants réalisés pour les droits des travailleurs

01 September 2020 05:11

BWI welcomes landmark achievements in Qatar that were signed into law on 30 August 2020; introducing a minimum wage for migrant workers and allowing them to change jobs without requiring their employers’ permission to do so.


Solidarité pour la démocratie en Biélorussie

01 September 2020 04:53

For more than 20 days people in Belarus have been protesting massive electoral fraud. Peaceful protestors have endured violence and repression and many have been arrested. Workers in Belarus joined the growing democratic movement and went on strike, organising protest actions to demand an end to the violence and new elections in the country.


COVID-19 worsens plight of Ukrainian migrant workers

26 August 2020 04:39

With the COVID-19 pandemic worsening the plight of many Ukrainian migrant workers in EU countries, PROFBUD, the construction workers union of Ukraine held a multi-stakeholder conference on 19 August in Odessa to discuss and address the situation.


BWI supports Belarus workers’ strike against election fraud

18 August 2020 11:43

BWI, on behalf of its 12 million trade union members worldwide, expresses its full solidarity and support to Belarus’ brave trade unionists and workers who went on strike and launched massive peaceful actions to protest the alleged massive electoral fraud in their country.


Déclaration de solidarité de l'IBB sur l'explosion de Beyrouth

07 August 2020 01:47

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) expresses its sympathies to the Lebanese people on the recent tragedy arising from the explosion at the Beirut Port on Tuesday 4 August 2020.


L'IBB soutient un mécanisme de justice d'urgence pour les travailleurs migrants touchés par une pandémie

24 July 2020 05:38

Pour faire face au sort de millions de travailleurs migrants rapatriés et / ou en attente de rapatriement en raison du chômage induit par la pandémie, l'IBB a approuvé l'appel lancé par une coalition d'organisations de la société civile (OSC) et de syndicats pour une mécanisme de justice » pour répondre à la crise des migrants. Une lettre urgente a été envoyée aux Nations Unies (ONU) et aux gouvernements le 1er juin, suivie d'une deuxième lettre le 10 juillet pour exprimer la gravité de la situation.


Donner du pouvoir aux voix des migrants : Un webinaire mondial

06 July 2020 10:59

Le 8 juillet, l'IBB organisera un webinaire mondial au cours duquel différents travailleurs migrants et organisations discuteront des défis et des enseignements de la pandémie COVID-19 pour le monde du travail des migrants.


L'IBB dénonce le plan d'annexion d'Israël

02 July 2020 13:33

Avec l'aide de l’IBB, le Syndicat national de la construction et des services du Guatemala (SINCS-G) a pu fournir de la nourriture et une assistance médicale à 50 des familles de travailleurs les plus vulnérables dont il s'occupe. Le syndicat a déclaré que son aide a permis de toucher 250 personnes, dont des femmes, des enfants, des jeunes et des personnes âgées. Le SINCS-G a expliqué qu'en moyenne, une famille guatémaltèque est composée de cinq membres.


Publication du rapport IBB-SC GTC 2019 sur les inspections conjointes au Qatar

03 March 2020 09:45

Every year since joint inspections began in Qatar based on the memorandum of Understanding signed in late 2016 between BWI and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of Qatar, established for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Joint Working Group (JWG) has made a report.


Nuremberg, Allemagne : IBB - IGM sur les accords-cadres internationaux

10 February 2020 07:13

Nuremberg, Germany: BWI – IG Metall Annual Coordination Meeting on the implementation of International Framework Agreements


Etats-Unis : Les travailleurs de Wendt obtiennent leur premier contrat

17 October 2019 11:45

Workers at Wendt Corporation, a plant based in Buffalo New York succeeded in winning their two-year fight for a collective bargaining agreement. The workers joined the Ironworkers Union (Local 576) in 2017 and they have been battling the management for its first contract. Finally, this past August the union and the management agreed to an agreement after nearly 60 sessions of negotiations. During the negotiations the Wendt management harassed union members and threatened to lay-off workers.


L'IBB demande une inspection du travail pour les sites olympiques de Tokyo

07 October 2019 08:12

The global union federation BWI has today released a second report highlighting how Tokyo 2020 construction workers lives are still at risk, while rampant subcontracting is putting downward pressure on workers’ wages.


Qatar: Video focuses on the election of Workers’ Committee Representatives at QDVC/VINCI

03 October 2019 14:17

The video highlighting the election process of QDVC’s Workers’ Welfare Committee (WWC) was released today.


Russie: lancement de la campagne sur le travail décent pour les travailleurs forestiers

19 September 2019 10:12

Russia: Decent Work for Forestry Workers Campaign is launched


El Salvador: LafargeHolcim hinders and attacks the union

17 April 2019 10:37

In June 2018, at the Holcim El Salvador plant in Metapán in the north of El Salvador, eight leaders from the first Board of Directors of SICCA [Union for the Cement Industry and Allied Workers] were dismissed the day after having presented the union to the Ministry of Labour.


Les travailleurs d'IKEA en Russie créent une organisation syndicale

12 February 2019 10:23

From 4 to 9 February, the Russian Timber Workers’ Trade Union (RTWU) ran an organizing drive at an IKEA factory in Tikhvin, Russia.



09 October 2018 08:27

News related to Tokyo


Tokyo 2020: Forum for Decent Work

03 October 2018 21:01

On 28 September the BWI and its Japanese Affiliates Council (BWI-JAC) held an international forum looking at the risks to human rights involved in the preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.


Nouveau centre pour les sports et les droits de l'homme

27 June 2018 07:22

The goal of the new centre is to foster respect for human rights in relation to big sport events.


Media Release: Asia-Pacific workers demand an end to savage attack on Exxon/UGL workers

27 June 2018 06:42

Joint Media Release: The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and Public Services International (PSI) Asia Pacific Regional Organisations


Coupe du Monde 2018 de la FIFA en Russie: A la mémoire des 21 travailleurs tués

14 June 2018 09:57

Today, on the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the BWI and its 12 million members around the world express condolences to the families of the twenty-one construction workers who died during construction of World Cup stadiums.


Le Conseil consultatif des droits de l’homme de la FIFA publie une mise à jour

12 June 2018 10:10

New advice to FIFA on the World Cup 2018 and 2026 Bid Evaluation


Nouveau rapport: Jeu déloyal de la FIFA à la Coupe du monde 2018 Russie

07 June 2018 11:26

The BWI today launches a report that reveals serious violations of workers’ rights at the stadium construction sites for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Le PCN suisse salue le dialogue productif IBB-FIFA sur le Qatar

05 June 2018 22:30

On 5 June 2018, the Swiss National Compact Point (NCP) responsible for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises concluded its follow-up on the BWI complaint against FIFA that focused on the 2020 World Cup Games in Qatar.


MAI 2018 : Forum des leaders communautaires au Qatar

07 May 2018 15:26

April 30 2018 - On the eve of May Day in Doha, close to 200 participants attended the BWI “Community Leaders Forum on Workers’ Welfare in the Construction and Allied Sectors” in Doha, Qatar.


L'IBB dirige la Journée internationale tripartite de commémoration des travailleurs au Qatar

29 April 2018 08:55

For the first time, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) commemorated International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) in Qatar by supporting the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA) 2nd National OSH Conference and participating in various site-level activities to raise awareness on safety and health.


Rapport conjoint IBB/KFCITU sur les violations des droits des travailleurs de la construction à PyeongChang 2018

09 February 2018 11:19

Today, as the 2018 Winter Olympics begin in PyeongChang, South Korea, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Unions (KFCITU) have released a joint report outlining violations of construction workers’ rights throughout the Olympic construction process.


Les dirigeants de l'IBB rencontrent Samoura secrétaire général de la FIFA

16 March 2017 15:53

A Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) delegation met this week with FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura who was appointed by the FIFA Council at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico. Representing BWI were: Ambet Yuson, General Secretary; Johan Lindholm Byggnads, Sweden; Dietmar Schaefers, IG BAU, Germany; Pierre Cuppens, ACV-CSC, Belgium; Steinar Krogstad, Fellesforbundet, Norway; Gail Cartmail and Jim Kennedy, UNITE; UK.


Initial Statement by FIFA’s New Independent Human Rights Advisory Board March 16, 2017

16 March 2017 15:33

The FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board which includes Ambet Yuson, General Secretary of BWI met this week and issued the following statement:

We welcomed our first day and a half of substantive discussions with the FIFA Administration, including the Secretary-General, about FIFA’s human rights responsibilities. It was an important opportunity to establish a general understanding of FIFA’s human rights efforts to date, and it was a forthright and frank discussion.




First BWI-SC Joint Inspection Conducted in Qatar

08 February 2017 16:00

The first joint inspections on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ projects have been carried out by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), the global trade union for construction workers.


New white papers highlight connection between MSEs and human rights

02 February 2017 06:27

The Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) published the ‘Sporting Chance’ White Papers, a series of 11 white papers on the interaction between MSEs and human rights.


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26 January 2017 15:35

News related to Qatar


Statement on International Migrants Day

19 December 2016 04:44

According to the International Labour Organization there are over 150 million migrants in the global workforce. Migrant workers are essential part of the global economy and without them, entire economies would collapse.


BWI Action Alert!!! Stop Attacks against Trade Unions in South Korea: Drop All Charges against Union Leaders

19 July 2016 07:27

On 2 June 2016, 15 members of the Tower Crane Operators Branch of the Korean Construction Workers Union (KCWU) affiliated to the Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Union (KFCITU), BWI’s affiliate in South Korea, were found guilty under the criminal charges of “blackmail” and “obstruction of business” for merely engaging in collective bargaining negotiations.


Etudes et publications

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Etudes et publications

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Conventions et Guides

18 March 2016 20:30



Encore trop de multinationales fonctionnent sans respecter les normes internationales du travail et de nombreux gouvernements sont seulement intéressés à attirer des investissements.


Travailleurs Migrants

Le soutien des travailleurs migrants reste essentiel car ils reçoivent des salaires bas et ne sont pas couverts par la législation sociale et professionnelle.



La mobilisation globale pour des conditions de vie et de travail décentes pour tous les travailleurs employés dans le cadre des méga-événements sportifs est essentielle.



La signature de nos messages de protestation à des gouvernements antidémocratiques ou à des sociétés anti-syndicales aidera les syndicalistes dans de nombreux pays car ils continuent de faire l'objet d'un emprisonnement, d'un licenciement et d'une discrimination.