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22 May 2020 13:49

Turkish forest workers stop forced collection of COVID-19 donations

 

The Civil Servants’ Union of Agriculture, Forestry, Husbandry and Environment Sectors (TARIM ORMAN-IS) opposed moves by Turkey’s General Directorate of Forestry to unilaterally cut workers’ salaries as part of the government’s COVID-19 donation campaign. It said that workers, especially union members, who refused to contribute to the campaign were threatened by managers. Lire la suite...


22 May 2020 11:37

The Council of Global Unions (CGU) – representing more than 200 million workers from across the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Global Union Federations including the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD – wholeheartedly condemns the suspension of labour laws by some Indian states during the COVID-19 crisis. Lire la suite...


22 May 2020 05:38

The BWI-Indian Affiliates Council submitted on 19 May a petition to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind urging him to reject anti-labour ordinances passed by several states relaxing and/or suspending important labour laws for three years to boost productivity and incentivise industries during the COVID-19 economic slowdown.
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21 May 2020 13:02

Around 200 workers at the Suki Kinari hydro power construction site In Northern Pakistan went on strike and blocked traffic in the nearby town of Kaghan Naran to demand their employer, China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), to comply with wage laws during the holy month of Ramadan.Lire la suite...


21 May 2020 12:19


The Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (MANWU) on 9 May negotiated an agreement with Chinese Company, Shanxi Construction Investment regarding strict compliance to occupational, health and safety standards and wage laws. Both parties agreed that the monitoring of the agreement will start two weeks after the signing.
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21 May 2020 11:54

The BWI-affiliated Progressive Trade Union Federation 47 (C-47) announced that it has fielded five (5) trade union leaders to vye for seats in the country’s parliamentary election on 25 May. Lire la suite...


21 May 2020 03:13

The collapse of LafargeHolcim’s plan to sell its Philippine operations, after it failed to secure a regulatory clearance from the Philippine Competition Commission, has given workers from the cement giant’s Davao plant another shot at justice, according to the Davao Holcim Employees Workers Union-Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (DAHEWU-Sentro). Lire la suite...


20 May 2020 10:17

On 18 of May, BWI affiliates from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine came together for an online conversation on COVID-19 and the world of work. The meeting was facilitated by BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson and BWI Regional Vice President Johan Lindholm.
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18 May 2020 11:48

On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBITI) on Sunday, BWI joined other global unions in reaffirming their commitment to make the world of work free from gender-based discrimination and violence, and ensure that all workers are treated equal regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
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