Trade Union Rights

12 April 2024 07:51

Khaing Zar Aung receives Arthur Svensson Prize for trade union rights

 

Khaing Zar Aung, a prominent labour leader from the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM), affiliated with the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), has been honoured with the prestigious Arthur Svensson Prize for Trade Union Rights in recognition of her steadfast dedication to labour rights and democracy despite facing formidable challenges.Read more...


04 April 2024 06:42

Last March, 15 representatives, including 5 women and 5 youth, from 8 BWI affiliates in East Africa convened in Nairobi, Kenya for an FNV Evaluation & Planning Workshop. In the said training, the unions celebrated significant achievements they had last year, notably the successful recruitment of approximately 3,227 new members in construction, infrastructure, and PIP projects.Read more...


02 April 2024 09:27

In an effort to empower trade unionists on the United Nations’ complaint mechanisms, a delegation comprising four representatives—two of whom were women and three youths—from four BWI affiliates: CLAWUZ (Zimbabwe), UBCCECAWU (Uganda), FGBB (Tunisia), and TWU (Ghana), participated in an online workshop on Human Rights Complaints Mechanisms held on 27 March 27 2024.Read more...


26 March 2024 03:27

Amid disturbing incidents that continue to plague the labour movement in the Philippines, the 12 million-strong Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) extended its solidarity with the Philippine trade union movement in vehemently condemning the recent attack and abduction of Francisco Dangla, affectionately known as "Eco," and his associate Axielle "Jak" Tiong.Read more...


22 March 2024 08:54

The Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) welcomes the news that the International Labour Organization (ILO) has reached an agreement on the matter of the living wage. Read more...


13 March 2024 04:35

Trade unionism is a right, not a crime. The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) vehemently condemns the relentless attacks against the Single Union of Construction and Similar Industries of Panama (SUNTRACS).Read more...


12 March 2024 05:35

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) BWI, the Global Union Federation encompassing 361 trade unions representing 12 million workers in the building, building materials, wood, forestry, and allied sectors across 115 countries, vehemently condemns the attacks against the Single Union of Construction and Similar Industries of Panama (SUNTRACS), which unfolded in months-long blatant acts of aggression culminating with the recent atrocious attacks on its regional office during the night of March 10.Read more...


11 March 2024 06:49

Recognising the pivotal milestones achieved and the indispensable role played by Myanmar's trade union movement, notably the Building and Woodworkers Federation of Myanmar (BWFM) within the Confederation of Trade Union Myanmar (CTUM), the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) in the Asia Pacific, in collaboration with UNI APRO, Education International (EI APRO), and IndustriALL Southeast Asia, has published a new report titled "The Struggle Worth Fighting For: The Myanmar Union Activists' Extraordinary Resilience in the Pursuit of Democracy."Read more...


04 March 2024 01:21

"Nothing about the Amazon without the Amazonians." This was the message carried at the meeting of the Amazonian Trade Union Network, held in September 2023 in Belém, Brazil. Read more...