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One Worker Killed and Two Injured at PyeongChang, site of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Industri Energi Norway supports TWU Ghana in Organizing Furniture workers

BWI Women Conducts Solidarity Mission in Greece

TURKEY: 418 Wood Workers at Strike

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7/6/2017

SOUTH KOREA: BWI urges new President to protect human rights

The BWI has written to new South Korean President H.E. Moon Jae In, urging him to take action to respect human rights as a critical part of developing South Korean democracy. The letter calls for the release of jailed trade unionists,...

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6/6/2017

Low-wage Workers Risk Lives in Cambodia’s Building Boom

Solidarity Center Low-wage Workers Risk Lives in Cambodia’s Building Boom In Cambodia’s booming construction industry, where up to 250,000 workers toil on building projects during peak season, laborers wear sandals or flip-flops and cloth gloves, if they have gloves at all, their heads...

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5/6/2017

Nigeria: 1,400 casual workers converted to permanent staff in a Chinese Company

The National Union of Civil Engineering, Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers, NUCECFWW, had earlier in 2014 issued a 14-day ultimatum to all the Chinese-owned construction companies in the country, threatening to shut their operations in Lagos, Abuja and other parts of the country over unfair...

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4/6/2017

Decent Work for all, including people with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities make up 15% of the world’s population. We understand disability as being the result of impairments in interaction with barriers that hinder full participation in society. The impairment might be physical, mental, sensory or intellectual, and could be acquired at birth,...

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4/6/2017

South Korean union leaders sentenced on politically-motivated charges

The Seoul Court of Appeal has just two trade union leaders to up to two-years prison time on charges of obstruction of business, simply for conducting rallies in trying to bring their employers to the bargaining table. On the original charges of joint intimidation, joint extortion and joint...

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4/6/2017

One Worker Killed and Two Injured at PyeongChang, site of the 2018 Winter Olympics

A worker has died and others have been hospitalized, after a concrete structure fell on them while working on a tunnel in PyeongChang, South Korea. They were working a project to double the track for the Wongju-Gangneung railway line. PyeongChang will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. To date three...

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2/6/2017

Industri Energi Norway supports TWU Ghana in Organizing Furniture workers

From 22nd to 23rd May a joint mission of BWI and Industri Energi visited Timber and Woodworkers Union – TWU of Ghana for a review meeting on the state of implementation of a o Project named “building bargaining capacity in the FURNITURE industry in GHANA” Industri energi was represented by Ole...

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29/5/2017

BWI Women Conducts Solidarity Mission in Greece

Seventeen women trade union leaders and activists representing BWI affiliates throughout Europe including Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Macedonia, Cyprus, Albania, and France conducted a two-day mission to Greece to provide solidarity to the Greek people who despite facing enormous...

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25/5/2017

SOUTH KOREA: UN body orders President Han’s release from arbitrary detention

On 24 May the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders demanded that the South Korean Government implement the recent Opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) and immediately release Han Sang-gyun, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), a...

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24/5/2017

Brazil: BWI and IndustriALL release joint statement in support of the victims of the collapse of the Fundão Dam

The global union federations Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and IndutriALL jointly released a statement in solidarity to the victims and to demand from the government and the companies concrete actions to indemnify the victims and their families and to mitigate the damages caused by...

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