Rights

18 May 2022 06:16

#WomenSpeak: “My room is my outpost," A dispatch from Ukraine

 


I am Kateryna Zubova, 59, a tower crane operator in Kyiv, Ukraine. I am a trade unionist for the last two years, though I work on the tower crane for 40 years now.
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17 May 2022 01:47

On the occasion of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) reaffirms its commitment to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment for LGBTI workers in the construction, building, wood, forestry and building materials industries.Read more...


16 May 2022 12:43

On May 17-20, the First Global Review of the UN Global Compact on Migration will take place at the United Nations, in New York. The labour movement puts forward a clear demand to Member States gathering in New York. Read more...


16 May 2022 08:32

On 19 April 2022 more than twenty leaders and activists of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) were detained by the State Security Committee. While some of them were released afterwards, at least ten are still in custody, including the BKDP President, ITUC Vice-President and ILO Governing Body member Aliaksandr Yarashuk, and BKDP Vice-President Siarhei Antusevich. They and their colleagues are prisoners of conscience.Read more...


12 May 2022 10:41

The Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) successfully held its 12th National Triennial Delegates’ Conference on 8 April in Abuja, Nigeria.
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11 May 2022 12:57

In a three-day Youth Capacity Building Workshop held online on 12 -14 April, young trade unionists from the Southern Africa Construction Network (SACONET) met to discuss the impact of digitalisation in the construction sector and the future of work in Southern Africa. Read more...


27 April 2022 08:33

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) launched its Stop Macho Culture Campaign Network which aims to bring together its affiliates to ensure that both women and men workers share common values regarding elimination of all forms of discrimination, gender-based violence and harassment.Read more...


20 April 2022 08:52

With the closing of the Expo2020, BWI launched the report titled “Exposing the Invisible,” analysing the legacy of the Expo on the situation of migrant workers in the United Arab and Emirates’ construction sector, and the possibility of creating positive and long-lasting labour reforms in the country.Read more...


20 April 2022 04:56

Two new countries ratified the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on the Violence and Harassment in Workplaces, bringing to 12 the number of countries that ratified the measure. Read more...