Gender Equality

02 July 2021 11:05

Mauritius becomes 7th country to ratify ILO Convention 190

 

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) welcomed Mauritius’ ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work on 1 July.
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30 June 2021 11:45

As part of the global celebration regarding the entry into force of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on the violence and harassment in the world of work, BWI and its fellow global unions and federations launched a “Training of  Trainers” toolkit to fully integrate the instrument, as well as ILO Recommendation 206 to trade unions’ various work.
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30 June 2021 05:52

My name is Soledad Casals. I was born on 11 August, 1982. I am the third of 13 siblings. I am a 5th generation worker from a Brickworkers’ family. I am a mother of three girls and one boy, and have been married for fifteen years. As a brickworker, I represent the popular economy and I’m a proud member of the Bricks Industry of the Republic of Argentina Workers Union (UOLRA).Read more...


28 June 2021 07:31

On 25 of June, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on the harassment and violence in the world of work finally entered into force after acquiring the needed number of country ratifications for the policy to have international legal force and effect.

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) lauded the Convention’s entry into force even as it called on its trade union affiliates to push for more country ratifications.
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25 June 2021 05:03

Kazakhstan’s Building and Communal Services Workers Union joined the International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC) Global Action Week to promote the ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment. The initiative aims to launch a global ratification campaign of the international standard against violence and harassment at work.Read more...


03 June 2021 13:38

BWI and its fellow Global Unions announced that they will be launching a “Training of Trainers” toolkit on the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No.190 and Recommendation 206 on violence and harassment in the world of work on 25 June. Read more...


24 May 2021 13:55

An interview with Bishnu Maya Shrestha of the All Nepal Construction Workers’ Union (ANCWU).
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01 May 2021 05:24

My name is Teena Simpson. I am a builder labourer in Melbourne, Australia. I have been working in Construction for 18 eighteen years and I am an active rank and file member of the CFMEU – Construction Division. I am also the on-site designated first aider, COVID-19 Marshall and deputy union delegate.
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26 April 2021 08:10

BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson reports on how trade unions have become "beacons of hope" amidst a global health crisis. He outlines BWI's call for safe and efficient vaccines for all workers, decent jobs and wages, and a sustainable, progressive and worker-responsive economic recovery program to not only to win the battle against COVID-19, but also win the war for a new and better world.Read more...