Special Issues

24 July 2023 09:38

Global Coalition for Right to a Healthy Environment Wins UN Human Rights Prize

 

The Global Coalition of Civil Society, Indigenous Peoples, Social Movements, and Local Communities for the Universal Recognition of the Human Right to a Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Environment was named a 2023 United Nations Human Rights Prize recipient on July 20.Read more...


17 July 2023 06:08

On 11-13 July, seven BWI construction affiliates from the Middle East and North Africa convened in Beirut, Lebanon, to commit to the global fight against climate change and to advocate for a just transition for all workers to a greener world of work. Read more...


10 July 2023 00:54

BWI Campaign for Healthy and Safe Workplaces in the Time of a Climate EmergencyRead more...


05 July 2023 09:28

The Global Power Trade Unions (GPTU) recently held an international conference in Vancouver, Canada, bringing together electrician and elevator trade unionists from around the world, including those from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the United States, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico. Read more...


03 July 2023 05:19

In an effort to unpack the concepts of climate justice and just transition to construction trade unions and workers, eight (8) BWI-affiliated construction unions from the Southern Africa Network met on 20-22 June in Johannesburg. Read more...


28 June 2023 11:57

BWI attended the “Urban Future” conference last week in Stuttgart, Germany, which brought together academics, legislators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who seek to reform cities and make them more sustainable. Read more...


23 June 2023 11:16

Amidst the melting glaciers, nearly 60 percent of Swiss residents on 18 June voted in favour of a measure that will speed up the country's transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies and achieve zero emissions by 2050. Read more...


13 June 2023 02:56

Aasha, a 22-year-old young woman from a village in India's Uttar Pradesh State's Fatehpur Sikri, Agra District, was exposed to life's difficulties at a young age. She was made to work as a child labourer in order to support her parents, who were working in the stone quarries.

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07 June 2023 08:17

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) joins the global community in observing World Environment Day and the European Union (EU) Green Week this week. We take this opportunity to reiterate our call for a greener and more equitable future in which social justice and the rights of workers, especially those in the green economy, are properly recognised and protected. Read more...