Rights

12 April 2024 07:51

Khaing Zar Aung receives Arthur Svensson Prize for trade union rights

 

Khaing Zar Aung, a prominent labour leader from the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM), affiliated with the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), has been honoured with the prestigious Arthur Svensson Prize for Trade Union Rights in recognition of her steadfast dedication to labour rights and democracy despite facing formidable challenges.Read more...


08 April 2024 05:06

Rebecca Mukoya is a data analyst with 14 years of experience, currently working as a production officer at a steel company in Uganda. She joined the Uganda Building Construction, Civil Engineering, Cement & Allied Workers' Union Sectors: Cement, Construction, and Allied workers (UBCCECAWU) in 2014 while working as a clerk. In the same year, she was elected as a Shop Steward. After three years in this position, she was elected as the National Women’s Leader for the union. Rebecca has successfully held this position since 2017.Read more...


08 April 2024 04:53

It is with great sadness that we receive the news of the death of Eliéser Córdoba, a young activist defender of workers' rights. Eliéser headed the Chair of the First Regional Youth Committee of the Building and Wood Workers' International in Latin America and the Caribbean.Read more...


04 April 2024 06:42

Last March, 15 representatives, including 5 women and 5 youth, from 8 BWI affiliates in East Africa convened in Nairobi, Kenya for an FNV Evaluation & Planning Workshop. In the said training, the unions celebrated significant achievements they had last year, notably the successful recruitment of approximately 3,227 new members in construction, infrastructure, and PIP projects.Read more...


02 April 2024 09:27

In an effort to empower trade unionists on the United Nations’ complaint mechanisms, a delegation comprising four representatives—two of whom were women and three youths—from four BWI affiliates: CLAWUZ (Zimbabwe), UBCCECAWU (Uganda), FGBB (Tunisia), and TWU (Ghana), participated in an online workshop on Human Rights Complaints Mechanisms held on 27 March 27 2024.Read more...


26 March 2024 03:27

Amid disturbing incidents that continue to plague the labour movement in the Philippines, the 12 million-strong Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) extended its solidarity with the Philippine trade union movement in vehemently condemning the recent attack and abduction of Francisco Dangla, affectionately known as "Eco," and his associate Axielle "Jak" Tiong.Read more...


22 March 2024 08:54

The Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) welcomes the news that the International Labour Organization (ILO) has reached an agreement on the matter of the living wage. Read more...


18 March 2024 10:28

More than 280 member-state representatives, partners and stakeholders met on 11 March in Geneva for the Regional Review of efforts to implement the guiding principles and 23 objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region. Read more...


13 March 2024 13:44

More than 200 women from nine different countries, comprising a group of diversified women expatriate workers in construction, household services, hospitality, and medical field services, gathered for a get-together under the banner of the Women Community Leaders' Forum in Qatar (WCLF) at Dusit-D2 Hotel on 8 March, to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD 2024).Read more...