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28 January 2022 09:10

France: BWI denounces accidents in Olympic Village and Grand Paris construction sites

 

BWI denounces both accidents that occurred in January at the Saint-Denis construction sites in Paris and strongly urges SOLIDEO and Grand Paris to accept carrying out joint international inspections as we have done in Qatar with FIFA.Read more...


18 December 2021 09:01

To mark this year’s International Migrant Workers’ Day and the one-year countdown to the FIFA 2022 World Cup Final, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and the World Players’ Union (FIFPRO) today issued a joint open letter recognising, honouring and celebrating the work of migrant workers around the world. Read more...


16 December 2021 05:14

A delegation of trade unions, including those from France, questioned their lack of access to major construction sites related to the 2024 Paris Olympics. Read more...


23 November 2021 08:14

In order to understand the main aspects of the current Brazilian housing deficit and measure the reduction of resources for public policies aimed at the housing issue, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), in partnership with FES, FETRACONSPAR, CONTRICOM and DIEESE, produced a document that analyzes the Economic Impacts of Cuts in the Casa Verde Amarela Program (substitute of the Minha Casa Minha Vida Program).Read more...


19 November 2021 06:06

SASK, the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland, in cooperation with the BWI-affiliated Finnish Construction Trade Union (Rakennusliitto) launched a campaign to promote migrant workers’ rights in Qatar leading to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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16 November 2021 09:41

BWI trade union affiliates in Africa and Middle East came together two weeks ago to discuss ways to sustain their organising initiatives in Chinese multinational companies. Read more...


10 November 2021 12:04

BWI, in collaboration with C40, participated in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland by bringing the voices of workers and trade unions into the discussions on a “just transition” to a clean and green construction industry.Read more...


27 October 2021 12:53

Last 19 October, BWI trade union leaders discussed the importance of labour standards in infrastructure projects financed by international financial institutions (IFIs) to a support training attended by the staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Read more...


25 October 2021 09:45

The FSC International has elected to its Board of Directors Mark Asante Ofori, General Secretary of the Ghana’s Timber Woodworkers Union (TWWU). Representing the social chamber south from 2021 to 2025, Ofori replaces Rulita Wijayaningdyah of KAHUTINDO-Indonesia. Read more...