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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

BWI Leaders Meet FIFA Secretary General Samoura

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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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16/3/2017

Trade Unions at the Table in FIFA

It has been said that, “if you are not at the table, you are probably on the menu”. BWI was at the table for the first meeting of the FIFA Independent Advisory Board, which was held on 13-14 March 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson is one of the eight members of the...

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16/3/2017

BWI Leaders Meet FIFA Secretary General Samoura

A Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) delegation met this week with FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura who was appointed by the FIFA Council at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico. Representing BWI were: Ambet Yuson, General Secretary; Johan Lindholm Byggnads, Sweden; Dietmar...

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16/3/2017

Malaysia: SFI workers picket for their wages

Workers at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) in Sipitang, Sabah have been picketing for eight days now, demanding action on unpaid wages, health and safety and union recognition. They have not yet received their wages from last month and their employer retirement contributions have gone unpaid since...

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