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28th April – International Workers Memorial Day 2017 - What activities will your union be doing this year?

Register for the 4th BWI World Congress and Related Meetings

MALAYSIA: Workers at STIEU Receive their Wages….Next Step---Towards Union Recognition!

BWI and Union to Union 2014-2016 Africa project: More than 20 000 workers organized in PIPs and Chinese MNCs

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28/3/2017

Myanmar workers resist holiday cuts

On Saturday 26 March 2017 workers in Yangon held a demonstration in Yangon, in opposition to a decision by the Government of Myanmar to unexpectedly and unilaterally cut workers’ holidays surrounding the Thingyan water festival, the Burmese New Year holidays in mid-April, from ten gazetted public...

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27/3/2017

Etex’s hidden agenda causes job losses in Argentina

"We condemn ETEX’s behavior in Argentina and we support FOCRA in its efforts to protect jobs,"stated BWI general Secretary, Ambet Yuson. 540 workers lost their jobs in different plants in Argentina as part of a process of unethical economic restructuring. ETEX, the Belgian multinational, which...

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23/3/2017

28th April – International Workers Memorial Day 2017 - What activities will your union be doing this year?

In 2016 the BWI received news and reports from 83 affiliated Trade Unions in 53 countries who had organised more than 100 activities – please send us your plans and your photos and news of your events to fight for better, safer, healthier jobs! AFICA MENA 23 countries, 28 activities Abuja and...

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21/3/2017

Act now – UN discussions on deadly chrysotile asbestos may be sabotaged by industry lobbyists – again!

Once again the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention is meeting in Geneva 24 April – 5 May, as Government representatives from 160 countries gather to discuss which hazardous substances should be listed for Prior Informed Consent when trading them between countries. It is...

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21/3/2017

Register for the 4th BWI World Congress and Related Meetings

During the week of 26 November to 1 December 2017, BWI will hold its 4th BWI World Congress and related meetings in Durban International Convention Center (ICC), South Africa to review its performance and celebrate the victories for the past four years. You are therefore invited to register as...

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21/3/2017

International Day of Forests,: Let us not forget the role of forestry workers !

"We need to protect our workers’ rights to manage forests sustainably", Secretary General of BWI Ambet Yuson stated on commemorating the International Day of Forests. The BWI and its millions of forest and wood workers' members join the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in commemorating...

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21/3/2017

MALAYSIA: Workers at STIEU Receive their Wages….Next Step---Towards Union Recognition!

Workers at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) are elated, after their almost two week-long picket has now resulted in all workers being paid their back wages this morning. Members of the Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union (STIEU) have endured baking tropical heat and have survived off donations and...

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20/3/2017

ALU women in the Philippines join BWI in calling for an end to violence against women

The Associated Labor Unions Committee on Women (ANCW) members gathered on 8 March 2017 in Diliman, Quezon City to commemorate the International Women’s Day with the theme, “Developing Women Trade Union Leadership in Responding to Gender-based Violence”....

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19/3/2017

International Workers' Memorial Day - 28 April 2017 - Unions Make Work Safer!

Each year on the 28th April trade unions around the world organise events to celebrate International Workers’ Memorial Day. This year, the BWI is pleased to confirm the international theme “Unions Make Work Safer.” Considerable responsibility falls on trade unions to ensure that employers take...

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17/3/2017

BWI and Union to Union 2014-2016 Africa project: More than 20 000 workers organized in PIPs and Chinese MNCs

In the past two years, BWI members in the region have strengthened their capacity in Organizing, Negotiating and Influencing policy. For this evaluation and redesigning of the BWI-Union to Union – SBTF trade union development project for Africa were present Aisha Bahadur external evaluator and...

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