Trade Union Rights

21 December 2023 10:34

Ghana: PSWU holds 11th quadrennial confab, focuses on strengthening public sector institutions

 

The Public Service Workers Services Union (PSWU), one of BWI’s affiliates in Ghana, held its 11th Quadrennial Delegates Conference in Kumasi on 6-8 December 2023 under the theme: “Strengthening Public Sector Institutions; A Catalyst for Economic Development - The Role of the Union.”Read more...


20 December 2023 15:55

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and LabourStart urgently call on you to join us in demanding that the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) reverses its impertinently flawed decision to maintain chain-of-custody certificates and uphold FSC certification systems in Myanmar under military junta rule.Read more...


18 December 2023 02:35

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and its Brazilian affiliate, Criciúma Ceramists' Union, have lodged a complaint against Dexco before the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for infringements of freedom of association, refusal to engage in collective bargaining, arbitrary dismissal of 92 workers in Colombia, and failure to acknowledge the BWI International Trade Union Network of Duratex (Dexco) Workers in Latin America.Read more...


13 December 2023 03:42

Representatives from 21 unions from 4 regions, and experts from the AfDBs independent recourse mechanism, the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, FSC, FES and Accountability Council, met in the first week of November 2023 for a Business and Human Rights Workshop, in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
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11 December 2023 13:07

The Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) expresses profound dismay at the recent decision by the FSC International Board to maintain chain-of-custody certificates and FSC certification systems in Myanmar, despite the shocking revelations outlined in the International Labour Organization (ILO) Commission of Inquiry (COI) report. Read more...


09 December 2023 07:02

Fighting for human rights depends on unity, collective force, and concerted action. Whenever and wherever they are threatened, trade unions are there to defend them. There is no more powerful transformative force in our societies than organised workers. We can shift the balance of power at the workplace and in our communities through the power of collective solidarity and action. Read more...


04 December 2023 11:16

Under the theme "Workers' Power is Union Power/Union Power is Workers' Power," the Global Organising Academy (GOA) in Asia and the Pacific held its second general assembly of organisers on 26-27November 2023, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Read more...


28 November 2023 14:45

BWI, from 20 to 24 November, conducted a week-long mission to Tanahu Hydropower Project’s 3 funded packages and various smaller energy projects in the Katmandu valley of Nepal.Read more...


28 November 2023 10:55

A team comprising BWI Assistant Education Secretary Jasmin Redzepovic, Jochen Schroth (Head of IG Metall’s Transnational Trade Union Policy Department), and Klaus-Dieter Winnerlein (first authorised representative of IG Metall West Central Franconia) conducted a social audit alongside representatives of the management at the Faber-Castell plant, including a supplier and dormitories for migrant workers from China, from 21 to23 November 2023 in Guangzhou, China.Read more...