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19/1/2017

SGIP Macedonia Continues its Campaign on “Life and health in the first place, take care of it when working”

SGIP provided a training on safety and health at work in order to raise awareness of workers in construction, projection and building materials. In the frame of its campaign under the slogan “Life and health in the first place, take care of it when working”, a training was held with 46 union...

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19/1/2017

China’s annual protest wave hits construction hard

Lunar New Year is just around the corner, and like clockwork this has been proceeded by the annual rise in protests over wage arrears, as migrant workers prepare to return to their family to celebrate. This year protest activity has been particularly acute in the construction industry, according to...

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23/12/2016

Seasons greetings

As the end of 2016 is getting closer we would like to thank you for your consistent support and solidarity in working with BWI to build a stronger global trade union movement. Our global union brings together more than 12 million members from all parts of the world with the common belief that...

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19/12/2016

Statement on International Migrants Day

On Sunday unions commemorated International Migrants Day and the millions of people who have left their homes in search of safety, peace or better living and working conditions. According to the International Labour Organization there are over 150 million migrants in the global workforce. Migrant...

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16/12/2016

Bangladesh: Trade unions reiterate rights-based approach at GFMD

The 2016 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) was held from 8-12 December in Dhaka (Bangladesh), the first such forum take place since the adoption of last year’s UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also follows the September 2016 UN High-Level Meeting to address the large...

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15/12/2016

Brazil: tribute to migrant construction workers

On December 11th 2016, nearly 500 construction workers of Haitian nationality were honored by the Trade Union of Workers in the Civil Construction of Porto Alegre (STICC-POA). Through a typical Haitian lunch and prize draw, STICC-POA provided a space of solidarity support to the civil...

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15/12/2016

Historic Canadian Asbestos Ban !

Civil society groups from around the world have warmly welcomed the news that the Canadian government is to outlaw the use of asbestos. The fact that Canada, one-time leader in the production of chrysotile (white) asbestos, has taken this step is the latest...

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14/12/2016

Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar resolves to strengthen voice of Labour in trade negotiations

“Trade agreements are designed to encourage the movement of goods, labour and capital across borders. However without a seat at the negotiating table workers are not benefiting from these deals as they should,” said Ambet Yuson, BWI General Secretary at the opening activities of the Asia Pacific...

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13/12/2016

Denouncement of the Recent Cairo’s Attack

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and its affiliates, strongly condemn the recent attack that took place on December 11th 2016 on the Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint Mark. Around 25 innocent lives were taken because of the barbaric and brutal attacks, with many more injured and...

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13/12/2016

KCTU President sentenced to three years imprisonment

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) has denounced the three year sentence the Seoul High Court has handed to Han, Sang-gyun, the President of the Korean Confereration of Trade Unions (KCTU). The charges are connected to Han’s role in organising 2015 protests demanding justice for the...

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