Rights

16 May 2022 08:32

Global Unions call for the immediate release of jailed Belarusian union activists

 

On 19 April 2022 more than twenty leaders and activists of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) were detained by the State Security Committee. While some of them were released afterwards, at least ten are still in custody, including the BKDP President, ITUC Vice-President and ILO Governing Body member Aliaksandr Yarashuk, and BKDP Vice-President Siarhei Antusevich. They and their colleagues are prisoners of conscience.Read more...


12 May 2022 10:41

The Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) successfully held its 12th National Triennial Delegates’ Conference on 8 April in Abuja, Nigeria.
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11 May 2022 12:57

In a three-day Youth Capacity Building Workshop held online on 12 -14 April, young trade unionists from the Southern Africa Construction Network (SACONET) met to discuss the impact of digitalisation in the construction sector and the future of work in Southern Africa. Read more...


27 April 2022 08:33

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) launched its Stop Macho Culture Campaign Network which aims to bring together its affiliates to ensure that both women and men workers share common values regarding elimination of all forms of discrimination, gender-based violence and harassment.Read more...


20 April 2022 08:52

With the closing of the Expo2020, BWI launched the report titled “Exposing the Invisible,” analysing the legacy of the Expo on the situation of migrant workers in the United Arab and Emirates’ construction sector, and the possibility of creating positive and long-lasting labour reforms in the country.Read more...


20 April 2022 04:56

Two new countries ratified the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on the Violence and Harassment in Workplaces, bringing to 12 the number of countries that ratified the measure. Read more...


20 April 2022 03:30

BWI, in cooperation with IG Metall, organised a two-day study visit from 31 March to 1 April on digitalization and work design at the Ruhr-University’s Learning and Research Factory in Bochum, Germany. Read more...


14 April 2022 07:31

BWI held a two-day forum on migrant workers’ rights and the legacy of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar at t its 2022 Global Sports Conference.Read more...


04 April 2022 12:23

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the Qatar Ministry of Labour held their regular Community Leaders’ Forum (CLF) on 27 March 2022. Held since 2018, the forum has met at least twice a year to give leaders from migrant communities and workers’ representatives working and living in Qatar a platform for structured dialogue with the Ministry of Labour.
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