Solidarity

06 February 2023 19:00

BWI offers condolences and solidarity to Turkey after major earthquake

 

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), representing 12 million workers worldwide, expresses its deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the working people of Türkiye who lost their loved ones as a result of a series of destructive earthquakes that hit the country. Our hearts and thoughts also go to the thousands who were injured by the calamity. We wish them all a quick recovery.
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06 February 2023 02:50

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) called for the unconditional release of Tunisian trade union leader Anis Kaabi who was arrested on 1 February 2023 over a strike by toll booth workers.
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03 February 2023 06:37

The Council of Global Unions calls on all affiliated trade unions and workers to join us in a Global Day of Action against Military Rule in Myanmar on 6 February 2023. If the wanton violation human rights is to end in Myanmar, genuine democracy must be fully restored by putting an end to the illegitimate military rule in the country and the recognition of the National Unity Government (NUG). Read more...


03 February 2023 03:20

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), together with its European affiliates, partners and allies, express their highest sense of solidarity to the trade unions and workers who are in the middle of extensive strike actions that hit many countries in Europe.
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01 February 2023 04:08

Marking the second year since a military junta deposed the democratically-elected civilian government of Myanmar, the Council of Global Unions-Pilipinas (CGU-Pilipinas) held a solidarity protest in front of the Myanmar embassy in Makati, Philippines to call for the end of military rule in the country.
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31 January 2023 10:53

Two years have passed since a military junta has launched a coup that toppled Myanmar’s democratically-elected government and usurped power for itself, the Tatmadaw has failed to effectively take over the country. The Burmese people’s democratic resistance continues to grow, defy extraordinary adversities and inspire millions across the globe.
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29 January 2023 14:22

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) expresses its deep concern and alarm over the arrest and imprisonment of independent trade union leaders from the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP). Read more...


16 January 2023 01:01

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) released their second joint activity report on the campaigns and actions that they have collectively undertaken in 2022. Read more...


13 January 2023 13:30

Three months after BWI passed a resolution before its 5th World Congress calling for the defence of democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean, its trade union affiliates in the region were immediately in the thick of the struggle to safeguard democracy from the attacks of far-right forces.

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