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26 January 2022 09:21

Uganda: Fire in Holcim subsidiary kills 3, injures 8 others

 

Three workers died and several others were critically injured when a fire broke out last 15 January at the Hima Cement factory, a subsidiary of Holcim, in the Kasese District of Western Uganda.
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19 January 2022 08:52

On 25 January, Brazilian trade unions will mark the third year since the collapse of the Vale dam in Brumadinho (Minas Gerais) which took the lives of 270 people.

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20 December 2021 05:57

BWI’s IKEA Network for Social Justice issued a newsletter which provided the latest landscape in the campaign for decent work and labour rights in the Swedish-origin, Dutch-headquartered multinational company. Read more...


17 December 2021 12:35

The European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution on 16 December expressing its grave concern over the abuse of Vietnamese workers employed at the Linglong tire factory in Serbia. Read more...


07 December 2021 05:13

BWI, in its continuing effort to make workplaces safer in Ghana, held a three-day (3), face-to-face Brigadiers Training on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) last 8-10 November to build the capacity of its trade union affiliates in the country to address health and safety issues.

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03 December 2021 03:12

The Branch Trade Union of Forestry and Woodworking Workers of Serbia and the United Trade Union Organization of Vojvodinaforest, Petrovaradin on 21 September won a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) covering 1,450 workers employed in “Vojvodinašume” (Vojvodinaforest), a public company which holds an FSC FM/COC certificate.
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24 November 2021 07:44

As part of its continuing effort to ban the use of asbestos, BWI organised a two-day workshop on 11-12 November in Accra, Ghana.
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16 November 2021 08:39

Brazilian trade unionists denounced Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro’s attacks on workers’ right to healthy and safe workplaces during BWI’s OHS Brigades Training in São Paulo held last 27-29 October.

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15 November 2021 06:54

BWI organised a meeting on the dangers of asbestos on 2 November in Abuja, Nigeria which was attended by representatives from the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Civil Construction and Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA), National Union of Civil Engineering Construction Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW), Ministry of Labour, Federation of Construction Industry (FOCI) and media.Read more...