Trade Union Rights

21 February 2022 15:18

ILO laments Philippines’ failure to give updates on probe into attacks on unionists

 

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) expressed its dissatisfaction with the Philippine government’s investigation of the various incidents of violence and harassment against Filipino trade unionists under President Rodrigo Duterte. Read more...


03 February 2022 05:39

Pakistan dam worker complaint to proceed at World Bank watchdog following mass termination

Workers at the Karot Hydroelectric project in Northern Pakistan have won the right to a full investigation regarding a complaint it filed before the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on violations of freedom of association, health and safety and other labour rules.
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01 February 2022 06:05

After the Ukrainian labour movement, with international solidarity help, reverted attacks of the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian parliament) on workers’ and trade union rights in 2019 and 2020. Read more...


21 January 2022 07:11

Massive protest actions erupted in Kazakhstan on 2 January against a sudden and steep increase in the prices of fuel. The protests, which began in the oil-producing city of Zhanaozen, quickly spread to other cities, including the nation's largest city, Almaty. Read more...


06 January 2022 18:13

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) joins the condemnation of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s upcoming visit to Myanmar on 07 – 08 January 2022. As the current chairperson of ASEAN, Hun Sen’s visit is poor choice that undermines ASEAN’s collective stance towards the junta and legitimizes military rule in Myanmar.
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20 December 2021 05:57

BWI’s IKEA Network for Social Justice issued a newsletter which provided the latest landscape in the campaign for decent work and labour rights in the Swedish-origin, Dutch-headquartered multinational company. Read more...


14 December 2021 08:22

The BWI MENA (Middle East and North America) Trade Unions’ Network held a meeting last 24-25 November in Beirut, Lebanon, which was marked by the attendance of a Palestinian affiliate for the first time since the formation of the network. Read more...


11 December 2021 03:39

s we mark this year's International Human Rights Day, BWI prepared a video narrating its numerous efforts to help trade unions worldwide fight global authoritarianism and defend human rights and democracy. Read more...


09 December 2021 01:31

Leading to this year’s International Human Rights Day, the Council of Global Unions (CGU) called on the Philippine government to address the alarming increase in red-tagging/terror-tagging, harassment, violence and, most especially, the killings of trade unionists in the country. Read more...