Infrastructure Projects

25 July 2022 03:35

East Africa: Trade unions strengthen research on IFI-funded infra projects

 

In an attempt to strengthen their organising work in mega construction projects, Trade unions in East Africa beefed up their research work on international financial institutions (IFIs), particularly those that fund Chinese infrastructure projects.Read more...


06 July 2022 04:12

BWI has partnered with the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) to take stock of various worker experiences with global infrastructure developments.  Read more...


04 July 2022 10:36

As part of the Building and Woodworkers’ International’s (BWI) Global Conference on the Belt and Road Initiative held in the Philippines last June, trade unionists from different parts of the world joined a field visit to the country’s first ever Metro Manila Subway Project. Read more...


15 June 2022 04:44

“Chinese MNCs’ treatment of workers depends on the strength of unionists.” This was the takeaway point made by trade unionists who attended BWI’s Global Conference on China’s Belt and Road Initiative.Read more...


15 June 2022 04:14

In a collective and sustainable effort to respond to the challenges imposed by the emergence of Chinese multinational companies in the global construction industry, BWI organised a Global Conference on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from 12 to 14 June in Manila, Philippines.Read more...


15 April 2022 05:27

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...