Union

23 November 2021 08:14

BWI demands the resumption of investment in low-income housing in Brazil

 

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...


19 October 2021 06:44

BWI and the GTUBWW held a project visit to Egypt’s monorail project situated in Cairo’s 6th of October City, which aims to connect Cairo’s east and west districts, and considered to be a qualitative boost to the country’s transportation sector.
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15 October 2021 14:33

To prepare for the possible massive impact on workers of the different countries’ COVID-19 recovery plans and secure union membership, BWI launched the 555 organising program focused on working on five large-scale construction projects in each of the five regions where BWI is present at, all within the timeframe of five years.Read more...


30 August 2021 11:59

The Ministry for Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) and the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) organised a Community Leaders’ Forum on 27 August in Doha, Qatar. Read more...