Infrastructure Projects

02 November 2022 13:58

BWI and EBRD conduct joint site visits to Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

On 12-14 October, BWI, with representatives from its headquarters, affiliates and assigned organisers, conducted joint site visits with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) safeguard team to five (5) sites in the Corridor X (Serbia) and Corridor Vc (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) projects.Read more...


16 August 2022 05:00

BWI, together with the general secretaries, education officers, shop stewards, project coordinators and representatives of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), IndustriAll, the Africa Development Bank, 3F, and other stakeholders, held a two-day hybrid network meeting on how to engage Chinese multinational companies (MNCs) in the region last 28-29 July in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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25 July 2022 03:35

In an attempt to strengthen their organising work in mega construction projects, Trade unions in East Africa beefed up their research work on international financial institutions (IFIs), particularly those that fund Chinese infrastructure projects.Read more...


06 July 2022 04:12

BWI has partnered with the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) to take stock of various worker experiences with global infrastructure developments.  Read more...


04 July 2022 10:36

As part of the Building and Woodworkers’ International’s (BWI) Global Conference on the Belt and Road Initiative held in the Philippines last June, trade unionists from different parts of the world joined a field visit to the country’s first ever Metro Manila Subway Project. Read more...


15 June 2022 04:44

“Chinese MNCs’ treatment of workers depends on the strength of unionists.” This was the takeaway point made by trade unionists who attended BWI’s Global Conference on China’s Belt and Road Initiative.Read more...


15 June 2022 04:14

In a collective and sustainable effort to respond to the challenges imposed by the emergence of Chinese multinational companies in the global construction industry, BWI organised a Global Conference on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from 12 to 14 June in Manila, Philippines.Read more...


15 April 2022 05:27

Realising that the world of work is changing in a rapid pace, including the construction industry, BWI construction trade unions in Southern Africa called for immediate action to address climate change, and ensure workers are capacitated with new skills to prepare for the future of work.
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31 March 2022 10:21

BWI is actively participating in the current review of ADB Safeguard Policy Statement, and as such, is supporting the NGO Forum on ADB’s 1M signature campaign for a robust, rights-based and just ADB safeguards policy. 
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