Health and safety

15 November 2022 05:02

Zimbabwe: Workers to re-intensify campaign vs. asbestos

 

In an effort to re-intensify their campaign against the use of asbestos at workplaces, BWI’s trade union affiliates in Zimbabwe held a two-day workshop last 27-28 October. Read more...


14 November 2022 09:50

Nigeria on 8 November 2022 deposited with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) the instrument of ratification of ILO Convention No. 190 on the Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. It becomes the 22nd country next to Panama to ratify the said convention.

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03 November 2022 07:20

A 140 year old bridge over the Machchhu river in the Gujarat State of India collapsed on 30 October killing 140 people and injuring more than a 100. The bridge, popularly known as the Morbi bridge, is a pedestrian suspension bridge which was closed for repairs in March 2022.

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31 October 2022 12:45

The Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI) joins its South Korean affiliates in expressing its deep condolences to the families of the 153 people, many of whom young people, who died in a stampede during Halloween festivities in Seoul on 30 October.
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27 October 2022 06:18

Last 4-7 October, BWI held its 5th World Congress in Madrid, Spain. Attended by more than 750 trade union delegates worldwide, BWI looked back to its major achievements in securing occupational health and safety in the past five years as it looks forward to more victories in the future.
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21 October 2022 06:00

Türkey is in a deep state of sorrow following an explosion at a state-owned coal mine in Amasra on 15 October that left 41 mine workers dead and many others seriously injured.
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28 September 2022 08:28

In its effort to set up an international quality label for future mega sporting events, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) on 22 September successfully gathered key industry players working on the various infrastructure in France related to the 2024 Olympic Games and the Grand Paris Express.
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14 September 2022 05:48

In a three-day intensive capacity-building workshop on 29-31 August, BWI trade unionists from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zambia were capacitated as trainers and organisers on how to navigate occupational health and safety (OHS) and anti-asbestos campaigns in challenging workplaces. Read more...


29 August 2022 13:06

Alarmed at the growing number of work-related deaths in the span of two months, the Federation of Free Workers (FFW) called on the Philippines’ labour department to conduct a formal investigation on the matter and prevent similar incidents from happening again in the future.

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