Rights

21 September 2022 10:04

#WomenSpeak: Trailblazing for women empowerment

 

We need to fight for a future that can recognises women’s rights, equal pay, equal sharing of domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and the girl child.Read more...


13 September 2022 05:55

On 7 September, the 20th BWI International Women Committee (IWC) took place and discussed strategies in preparation for BWI’s World Congress in Madrid, Spain this October.
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12 September 2022 06:33

The workers and management of the Sagrex Heidelbergcement company in Belgium reached a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 6 September after a week of strike actions from trade unions.Read more...


09 September 2022 08:46

31 trade unionists, 25 of whom are women, attended an online workshop hosted by the Southern Africa Construction Network (SACONET) on 22-24 August. Representing 8 unions from 6 countries, the participants analysed in detail the salient provisions of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention No. 190 and Recommendation 206.
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05 September 2022 08:03

150 workers have been on strike at the Sagrex-Heidelbergcement company in Belgium amidst a 31 August conciliation that has failed to deliver as expected. Read more...


01 September 2022 07:11

BWI’s Cambodian affiliate, the Building and Wood Workers’ Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC) made history on 30 August when it successfully formed the first ever local trade unions in the country’s challenging brick kiln industry. Read more...


16 August 2022 12:54

The BWI-affiliated Indian National Cement Workers Federation (INCWF) and the All India Cement Employees’ Federation (AICEF), along with other leading trade union federations, submitted a “joint charter of demands” to the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) regarding the provisions of the next wage increase agreement (1 April 2022–31 March 2026). Read more...


16 August 2022 04:13

Seventeen (17) organisers, including 5 women, and representing several Southeast and South Asian trade unions, met last 8-10 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a training and to strengthen coordination in the region under the BWI Global Organising Academy (GOA) Program.Read more...


15 August 2022 14:31

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...