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TURKEY: 418 Wood Workers at Strike

SGIGMCG enters the site of the mega infrastructure project Bar – Boljari in Montenegro

Corporate greed leads to lockout in Victoria timber mill

President Han receives the FNV Trade Union Award

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19/5/2017

Malaysia: STIEU win at Court of Appeal!

A few hours ago leaders of the Sabah Timber Industry Employees’ Union (STIEU) emerged from the Court of Appeal in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia), elated from the news that Sabah Forest Industries’ (SFI) latest attempt to frustrate union recognition had been thrown out by the Court. While SFI still...

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18/5/2017

Road to Durban: BWI World Board Nominates Ambet Yuson as General Secretary and Endorses 4-year Strategic Plan

The BWI held its World Board on 10 May 2017 receiving affiliates from all over the world in Geneva, Switzerland. Representatives of the Presidium, Auditors, Titular members of the World Board, observers, and invited guests from Australia and the United States discussed issues on the political...

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18/5/2017

India: TKTMS commemorates IWMD in remembrance of Cheyyar building collapse victims

In the small town of Cheyyar in Tiruvannamalai district (Tamil Nadu State, India) the TKTMS union mobilised around 800 union members to extend solidarity with the victims of the Cheyyar building collapse. A few months back, this town witnessed a building collapse which left two workers dead and...

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16/5/2017

TURKEY: 418 Wood Workers at Strike

The Turkish Wood Workers Union (AGAC-IS) went on strike on 12 May demanding a pay increase and to defend their right to collective bargaining. The 418 workers at the Yildiz Sunta Plant, a Turkish company that produces wood products in the city of Kocaeli, had been negotiating for a renewal of a...

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15/5/2017

Argentina: create cinema about work

The Construction Workers’ Union of the Republic of Argentina (UOCRA) is organizing an International Film Festival about work dedicated to promote and give visibility to socio-labor issues. This activity will take place from May 11th to 17th, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The festival, in its IV...

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15/5/2017

Request for Union Travel Grants for BWI World Congress 2017

BWI World Congress and related meetings will be held in Durban, South Africa from 26 November to 1 December 2017. As many affiliates in developing countries are not able to pay for their travel and accommodation costs in Durban, the BWI is asking BWI Affiliates and Solidarity Partners to sponsor...

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15/5/2017

SGIGMCG enters the site of the mega infrastructure project Bar – Boljari in Montenegro

BWI Mission visits the Mega Highway Project Bar - Boljare on 6 of April 2017 in Montenegro to discuss about working conditions in the 43-km priority section (Smokovac – Matesevo) for which the Chinese EXIM Bank provided a loan of 800 Million Euro to the Government of Montenegro. The main...

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15/5/2017

PAKISTAN: Sinohydro workers strike for lost wages ahead of global summit

Around 1200 construction workers at the World Bank-funded Tarbela-IV hydroelectric power project in Northern Pakistan took strike action last week, demanding action on wage arrears from (the minimum wage was increased in July 2016, however Tarbela workers only received the increase from February...

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12/5/2017

Corporate greed leads to lockout in Victoria timber mill

More than 200 timber mill workers remain locked out at Australia’s largest plywood mill at Myrtleford, Victoria, after failing to meet an agreement with the company. The mill is owned by the New Zealand multinational timber firm Carter Holt Harvey (CHH), who have a record of lockouts and poor faith...

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11/5/2017

President Han receives the FNV Trade Union Award

Han Sang Gyun, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), is the recipient of the annual Febe Velasquez Trade Union Award, awarded in absentia at the FNV Congress yesterday. KCTU’s Vice President Lee Sang Jin collected the award on Han’s behalf, since he is currently imprisoned...

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