Infrastructure Projects

15 April 2022 05:27

Southern Africa: Construction unions prepare for climate actions

 

Realising that the world of work is changing in a rapid pace, including the construction industry, BWI construction trade unions in Southern Africa called for immediate action to address climate change, and ensure workers are capacitated with new skills to prepare for the future of work.
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31 March 2022 10:21

BWI is actively participating in the current review of ADB Safeguard Policy Statement, and as such, is supporting the NGO Forum on ADB’s 1M signature campaign for a robust, rights-based and just ADB safeguards policy. 
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18 March 2022 08:10

BWI East Africa sub-region held a four-day workshop on the Theory of Change and Evaluation of the FNV infrastructure project last 7-10 March in Nairobi, Kenya. Twenty-four participants drawn from eight East Africa affiliates attended the event together with BWI Africa and Middle East representative Crecentia Mofokeng, BWI Regional Education Officer Garikanai Shoko, BWI Global Coordinator for Infrastructure and Construction Linnea Wikström, and FNV consultants Hope Kabuchi and Saskia Brand.
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23 November 2021 08:14

In order to understand the main aspects of the current Brazilian housing deficit and measure the reduction of resources for public policies aimed at the housing issue, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), in partnership with FES, FETRACONSPAR, CONTRICOM and DIEESE, produced a document that analyzes the Economic Impacts of Cuts in the Casa Verde Amarela Program (substitute of the Minha Casa Minha Vida Program).Read more...


10 November 2021 12:04

BWI, in collaboration with C40, participated in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland by bringing the voices of workers and trade unions into the discussions on a “just transition” to a clean and green construction industry.Read more...


27 October 2021 12:53

Last 19 October, BWI trade union leaders discussed the importance of labour standards in infrastructure projects financed by international financial institutions (IFIs) to a support training attended by the staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Read more...


19 October 2021 06:44

BWI and the GTUBWW held a project visit to Egypt’s monorail project situated in Cairo’s 6th of October City, which aims to connect Cairo’s east and west districts, and considered to be a qualitative boost to the country’s transportation sector.
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15 October 2021 14:33

To prepare for the possible massive impact on workers of the different countries’ COVID-19 recovery plans and secure union membership, BWI launched the 555 organising program focused on working on five large-scale construction projects in each of the five regions where BWI is present at, all within the timeframe of five years.Read more...


04 February 2019 13:07

On 29 January 2019, the management of Global Hydropower Associate with the help of local goons beat up the workers who were organizing plant level trade union at the workplace.Read more...