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11 July 2024 05:09

France: Construction workers win expanded compensation covering heatwaves

 

In a significant step towards enhancing workers’ health and safety, the French government has extended the compensation scheme for construction and public works (BTP) workers to include work stoppages due to heatwaves.Read more...


04 July 2024 03:07

The BWI-affiliated Civil Servants’ Union of Agriculture, Forestry, Husbandry and Environment Sectors (TARIM ORMAN-IS) has recently carried out its occupational health and safety training for forest rangers and workers.Read more...


02 July 2024 04:31

Members of the Southern Africa Construction Network (SACONET) attended the joint BWI and 3F Climate Change Workshop held last 19-21 June 2024 in South Africa.Read more...


18 June 2024 07:23

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) extends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the migrant workers who tragically lost their lives in the fire incident in Mangaf, Kuwait. Read more...


13 June 2024 04:20

Collectively responding to the escalating challenges posed by climate change, the BWI-affiliated Construction and Wood Workers’ Trade Union of Austria (GBH), the Austrian Federal Construction Guild and the Austrian Construction Industry Association (WKO Bau) have partnered with the Motorway and Expressway Financing Corporation (ASFINAG) to launch a groundbreaking campaign aimed at protecting construction workers from extreme heat conditions.Read more...


13 June 2024 03:34

BWI and the Labour Ministry of Qatar jointly launched an information and education campaign dubbed “Mastering Heat Stress” to manage heat stress in the workplaces and to achieve a safe and healthy working environment for migrant workers in Qatar.Read more...


03 June 2024 06:41

The northern states of India find themselves in the clutches of a severe heatwave, with the national capital, New Delhi, marking its highest temperature ever recorded at 52.3 degrees Celsius.Read more...


03 June 2024 01:22

With a record-breaking 273 actions spanning 41 countries, BWI and 95 of its affiliates have united on a global scale during the month of April to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day and to speak out against work-related deaths.Read more...


23 May 2024 02:59

Last 6 May 2024, a five-story building under construction in George, South Africa, collapsed. It was reported that 81 workers (90 percent of whom were foreign nationals) were onsite at the time. Read more...