Rights

14 February 2022 09:22

Europe: Young unionists to campaign against work-related deaths

 

European young unionists vowed to raise and strengthen their voices against the rising number of work-related deaths coinciding in this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) on 28 April. Read more...


11 February 2022 10:05

I am Wapenhensch Renate of IG BAU, Germany. I became a union member at the young age of 17.Read more...


10 February 2022 07:06

BWI is preparing a week-long campaign to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD). The global union aims to highlight its affiliates’ achievements in campaigning for gender equality, particularly in its key four campaigns: value of women in work; ending gender-based violence, women in trades, and stopping macho culture. Read more...


10 February 2022 04:13

Following on their global framework agreement with BESIX, BWI and its Belgian affiliates on 4 February inspected the accommodation of migrant workers at the Belgian multinational’s construction site in Dubai.
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09 February 2022 09:57

BWI condemned the misogynist manifestations made by Eduardo Bolsonaro, Deputy of National Congress, regarding the participation of women workers in the activities of Brazil’s construction and engineering industry.Read more...


08 February 2022 08:34

Peru on 31 January became the fourth country in Latin America and the Caribbean to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment in the world of work, and eleventh at the global level. With 110 votes, the Peruvian Congress ratified the Convention. The country joins Uruguay, Argentina and Ecuador in ratifying the international tool.
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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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02 February 2022 03:53

In 2017, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) signed and international framework agreement (IFA) with BESIX, a construction group based in Brussels, one of the world's leading international contractors according to the ENR ranking. Active since 1909, BESIX operates in Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, Africa, North America and Asia.

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01 February 2022 07:08

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) bestowed its “Friends of Migrants” Award to General Trade Union for Building and Wood Workers (GTUBWW) President Abdel Monem El Gamal in appreciation of his role in promoting safe migration and fighting for the rights of migrant workers. Read more...