Rights

16 May 2021 15:30

Webinar: Is the European Union becoming the new Gulf region?

 

The webinar will discuss the growing number of third country national (TCN) workers in the EU labour market, many of whom are stuck with abusive intermediaries and working under very precarious labour contracts.Read more...


13 May 2021 04:53



The Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI) expressed its outrage over the the reported forced labour of Indian construction workers building the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple in New Jersey, United States. Read more...


07 May 2021 12:18

After a seven-day strike, the Trade Union of Construction, Paving and Earth Movement Industries Workers of the State of Ceará (SINTEPAV-CE) inked a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with companies operating the Solar Alex Project in Ceará, Brazil.Read more...


07 May 2021 11:00

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and fellow global unions called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to condemn the Colombian government’s excessive use of force against workers who launched a national strike to oppose the introduction of a new tax measure. Read more...


05 May 2021 08:36

A national workers’ strike which left 13 dead and hundreds injured forced the Columbian government to withdraw a controversial tax reform law that aims to reduce and/or eliminate many tax exemptions, such as those on product sales. Trade unions said that the plan favoured the rich while placing more pressure on workers. Read more...


05 May 2021 07:16

The Zimbabwe Construction and Allied Trades Workers’ Union (ZCATWU) has successfully increased the minimum wage of the country’s construction workers by 240 percent. Read more...


03 May 2021 04:31

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and LabourStart call on trade union affiliates, partners and allies worldwide to sign a petition supporting the reinstatement of 62 cement workers who were unjustly retrenched at the YTL-acquired Rawang Cement Factory in Malaysia.
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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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30 April 2021 13:51

As the global trade union movement observes the 132nd anniversary of the International Workers’ Day, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) marks this historic occasion by putting forward the urgent and important tasks of workers and their trade unions amidst a world on the precipice of a global crisis of epic proportion.
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