Rights

15 August 2022 14:31

Malaysia: Unions file petition, seek justice for migrant worker wrongfully jailed and whipped

 

BWI-affiliated trade unions in Malaysia, the Asia Pacific region and other parts of the world joined hands as they filed a petition before the Malaysian National Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) calling on the institution to hold a public inquiry on the human rights violations suffered by Sabri Bin Umar, a migrant worker from Indonesia who was wrongly charged, imprisoned and caned five times by Malaysian authorities.Read more...


13 August 2022 16:31

In the 100-day countdown for a decent work legacy, the SC standards, enforcement mechanisms and implementation capacity which included the involvement of migrant workers in the process through the Workers Welfare Forums, should be enacted across the country and through all construction projects.Read more...


12 August 2022 06:36

BWI’s young trade unionists join the different youths of the world in celebrating this year’s International Youth Day, a day designated by the United Nations (UN) to draw attention to youth issues worldwide.Read more...


11 August 2022 05:06

Let’s support the Ukrainian workers’ struggle for labour and union rights. Let’s call on the Ukrainian government to veto Draft law No. 5371.
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09 August 2022 07:51

Determined to strengthen its communication and social media efforts, the BWI-affiliated National Union of Building and Construction Workers (NUBCW) in the Philippines recently organised a two-part Basic Communication and Social Media Training to capacitate women welders on how to use various social media platforms to promote their respective campaigns online. Read more...


05 August 2022 05:58

As part of the BWI Global Organising Academy’s (GOA) aim to further enhance and develop unionists’ expertise in strategic organising and increase membership in various sectors, shop stewards and organisers from Africa and the Middle East met in Johannesburg, South Africa for a workshop on 25-26 July.

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04 August 2022 13:40

BWI will celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) with a week-long campaign starting on 1 March and culminating on 8 March. Carrying the theme “We Build A Gender-Equal Future,” BWI, led by its women trade unionists, will look into the future of work and gender relations amidst the changing nature of work and worsening gender inequalities due to COVID-19.Read more...


03 August 2022 06:02

To celebrate the International Youth Day on 12 August, BWI is calling on its affiliates, partners, and young workers to take action under the theme “Youth in Unions to Take Part and Build the Future!." BWI urges all to amplify the voice of the youth in unions; enhance youth presence within union structures, and to give more power, space and opportunities to young workers to take action, and to campaign for better working conditions, safe and permanent jobs and a decent future for all. Read more...


01 August 2022 06:08

Last 26 July, 350 construction workers building a coal-fired power plant in South Sumatra, Indonesia went on strike over failure of their company to provide job protection guarantees. Read more...