Special Issues

01 November 2021 13:55

COP 26: Union actions for clean construction

 

To mark the 2021 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, BWI asserts that trade unions are vital in the push to create a more sustainable construction sector, both for workers and the climate. Read more...


01 November 2021 02:24

As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference gets underway in Glasgow, Scotland, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), representing 12 million workers worldwide, calls for a just transition to a greener and cleaner economy that is fully committed to decent jobs, workers’ retooling and social protection, and gender equality. Read more...


22 August 2021 15:56

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) is deeply saddened over the passing of former International Federation of Building and Wood Workers (IFBWW) President Roel de Vries on 18 August 2021 in Ijsselstein, Netherlands. He had been ill for many weeks leading to the gradual deterioration of his health. Read more...


13 June 2021 21:03

As a part of BWIs continuous work to promote social dialogue, the global union has joined the Global Deal partnership which intends to bring together various stakeholders to promote joint solutions while still representing their different interests.
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13 June 2021 21:03

On the occasion of this year’s World Day Against Child Labour, BWI trade union affiliates in India and Nepal released short videos of two former child labourers who became teachers to Child Learn schools. Read more...


13 May 2021 09:35

Representing 12 million workers from 367 trade unions located in 116 countries, the Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) endorsed the C40’s “Clean Construction Declaration” and the commitment made by mayors of pioneering cities around the world to ensure resource-efficient, resilient and decarbonised buildings and infrastructure.Read more...


18 April 2021 11:28

Climate Change (GS Report 2021)Read more...


18 April 2021 11:20

World Day against Child Labour (GS Report 2021)Read more...