Gender Equality

03 August 2021 05:55

#WomenSpeak: The story of Brazil’s Rita Assis

 

My name is Rita Assis. I have been a woodworker for 38 years now. I have always believed in the role of trade unions to shape better working conditions. This is why I joined union mobilisations and struggles to demand improvements for our sector. I became a member of SOMSJOP on 12 December 1994, when I was working in a lumber company. In 1999, I was elected as Union Deputy Director, and in 2001, as Finance Secretary. Currently, I have the honour of occupying the presidency of the union.Read more...


19 July 2021 09:00

My name is Nancy Estepa. I have been a worker in Colombia’s cement industry for approximately 15 years. I have been a union leader for two years now.
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05 July 2021 07:04

Last 24 June, more than 180 women workers in BWI’s construction and building materials sectors gathered online to share their experiences and challenges in organising women in trades.
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02 July 2021 11:05

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) welcomed Mauritius’ ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work on 1 July.
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30 June 2021 11:45

As part of the global celebration regarding the entry into force of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on the violence and harassment in the world of work, BWI and its fellow global unions and federations launched a “Training of  Trainers” toolkit to fully integrate the instrument, as well as ILO Recommendation 206 to trade unions’ various work.
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30 June 2021 05:52

My name is Soledad Casals. I was born on 11 August, 1982. I am the third of 13 siblings. I am a 5th generation worker from a Brickworkers’ family. I am a mother of three girls and one boy, and have been married for fifteen years. As a brickworker, I represent the popular economy and I’m a proud member of the Bricks Industry of the Republic of Argentina Workers Union (UOLRA).Read more...


28 June 2021 07:31

On 25 of June, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on the harassment and violence in the world of work finally entered into force after acquiring the needed number of country ratifications for the policy to have international legal force and effect.

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) lauded the Convention’s entry into force even as it called on its trade union affiliates to push for more country ratifications.
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25 June 2021 05:03

Kazakhstan’s Building and Communal Services Workers Union joined the International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC) Global Action Week to promote the ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment. The initiative aims to launch a global ratification campaign of the international standard against violence and harassment at work.Read more...


03 June 2021 13:38

BWI and its fellow Global Unions announced that they will be launching a “Training of Trainers” toolkit on the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No.190 and Recommendation 206 on violence and harassment in the world of work on 25 June. Read more...