Solidarity

13 September 2023 11:54

Türkiye: Unions sow hope to build back better after devastating quake

 

After a devastating earthquake hit Türkiye on 6 February, BWI sent a solidarity mission to the country from 30 August to 1 September to provide assistance to its trade union affiliates and workers affected by the calamity, and identify key areas for reconstruction engagement.
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13 September 2023 02:46

The Council of Global Unions (CGU) issued a statement urging the Iranian government to uphold international labour standards, particularly freedom of association, and to uphold human rights, justice, dignity, and fairness. Read more...


30 August 2023 06:43

Different Global Union Federations (GUF), including the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), and trade union solidarity support organisations join the Sri Lankan trade union movement in condemning the proposed "Single Employment Bill," which contains provisions that clearly violate international law, including proposals to cut wages and undermine the country's workers' trade union rights. The proposed plan, dubbed a "slave labour bill" by Sri Lankan trade unions, seeks to repeal 13 existing labour rules that have resulted from years of social dialogue.Read more...


21 August 2023 12:02

We in BWI are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Rajabu Mwondi, General Secretary of the KUPRIPUPA. On 16 August 2023, he returned to his creator after succumbing to an illness while receiving treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.Read more...


17 August 2023 06:52

BWI mourns the passing of Sita Ram Saini, President of the All Himachal Public Works Department and Contractual Workers Union (AHPWDIPHCWU) on 12 August 2023 in the Punjab State of India.
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31 July 2023 12:04

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), representing 12 million workers worldwide, expresses its full support and solidarity to the four Unite trade unionists who were dismissed from their jobs by Murphy International. Read more...


26 July 2023 11:22

The Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI) published a report on Myanmar that detailed the efforts of Burmese trade unions to restore democracy in the country. Read more...


20 July 2023 05:45

The government of Indonesia joined more than 200 million workers worldwide in calling for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar.Read more...


12 July 2023 04:50

Following Israel's military offensive into the West Bank, including Jenin, on 3 July, the world's global unions, representing hundreds of millions of workers worldwide, called on the United Nations (UN) and the international community to take multilateral actions to deescalate the violence and achieve just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. 
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