Trade Union Rights

16 August 2021 06:04

BWI condemns state harassment of Thai labour leaders

 

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) joins different trade unions, social movements, political parties and other non-government organisations in the region in condemning the Thai government’s harassment of Building and Wood Industrial Council of Thailand (BWICT) leader Tanaporn Wijan and trade union leaders Suthila Leunkam, Sriprai Nonsee, and Sia Jampathong for exercising their freedom of expression and right to free assembly. Read more...


11 August 2021 12:14

UNITE, the United Kingdom’s biggest construction union, is fighting to secure union access to all HS2 sites from London to Birmingham to ensure that workers receive fair renumeration and enjoy healthy and safe working environments.
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19 July 2021 08:58

After five years of trade union struggle, the state-owned enterprise KVARSYT in Ukraine shelled out UAH 5 million (USD 183,070) to its workers as partial payment to the wage debt it owed to them, on top of the UAH 1.2 million (USD 43,936) paid to the workers’ pension fund as social security contributions. Read more...


15 July 2021 03:58

Fifty-four (54) workers of the ASD Laminate Factory in Düzce, Turkey were dismissed as a result of their membership to the BWI-affiliated Turkish Wood and Paper Industry Workers’ Union (AGAC-IS). Read more...


02 July 2021 05:14

The newly-elected state government of Tamil Nadu in India has reconstituted the state’s construction workers’ welfare board headed by Tamil Nadu Construction Workers Central Union (TKTMS) President Ponkumar Ponnuswamy. Read more...


30 June 2021 09:35

Abuses of the right to strike, the right to establish and join a trade union, the right to trade union activities and civil liberties and the right to free speech and assembly are at an eight-year high, according to the ITUC’s annual Global Rights Index.Read more...


29 June 2021 14:31

The National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Woodworkers in Nigeria (NUCCECFWW) on 24 June held its 6th National Delegates’ Conference in Asaba, located in the Delta State of the country.
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29 June 2021 08:58

In an unprecedented message to the 109th International Labor Conference (ILC), Pope Francis called on the delegates to "avoid all forms of discrimination, including consumerism or nationalism” and “respond to all workers and their families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic."Read more...


28 June 2021 05:03

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) and the Building and Woodworkers Industrial Council of Thailand (BWICT) express their serious concerns over Thailand’s militarist approach in managing the spread of COVID-19 among workers. Read more...