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SOUTH KOREA: BWI urges new President to protect human rights
(declarations, 6/7/2017 4:00:39 AM) - The BWI has written to new South Korean President H.E. Moon Jae In, urging him to take action to...

Decent Work for all, including people with disabilities.
(news, 6/4/2017 7:03:09 PM) - Persons with disabilities make up 15% of the world’s population. We understand disability as being...

South Korean union leaders sentenced on politically-motivated charges
(activities, 6/4/2017 2:35:15 PM) - The Seoul Court of Appeal has just two trade union leaders to up to two-years prison time on...

SOUTH KOREA: UN body orders President Han’s release from arbitrary detention
(activities, 5/25/2017 12:11:05 PM) - On 24 May the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders demanded that the South...

Brazil: BWI and IndustriALL release joint statement in support of the victims of the collapse of the Fundão Dam
(news, 5/24/2017 11:17:35 PM) - The global union federations Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and IndutriALL jointly...

Malaysia: STIEU win at Court of Appeal!
(news, 5/19/2017 8:13:39 AM) - A few hours ago leaders of the Sabah Timber Industry Employees’ Union (STIEU) emerged from the...

TURKEY: 418 Wood Workers at Strike
(news, 5/16/2017 9:19:49 AM) - The Turkish Wood Workers Union (AGAC-IS) went on strike on 12 May demanding a pay increase and to...

Argentina: create cinema about work
(news, 5/15/2017 5:41:20 PM) - The Construction Workers’ Union of the Republic of Argentina (UOCRA) is organizing an International...

President Han receives the FNV Trade Union Award
(news, 5/11/2017 8:10:45 AM) - Han Sang Gyun, President of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), is the recipient of...

Interview: Brazilian unions are still struggling to guarantee the indemnification of workers who were victims of the collapse of the dam in Mariana
(news, 5/8/2017 6:45:05 PM) - On November 5th , 2015, Brazil was shocked to hear the news on the collapse of the Fundão dam, at...

General Strike in Brazil
(news, 5/4/2017 7:29:43 PM) - This is what many union leaders of civil and heavy construction – and other BWI sectors in this...

BWI May Day Solidarity Message: Amandla! Power to the People!
(declarations, 4/30/2017 10:21:27 AM) - On May Day, workers around the world will celebrate their victories and reflect on the challenges...

Brazil: International Solidarity with the General Strike April 28th
(protests, 4/20/2017 11:30:23 PM) - The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) has followed with big concern the legislative...

ACT NOW! Spanish unions protest against redundancy procedure at OHL
(protests, 4/18/2017 7:47:40 AM) - Both unions UGT FICA Industria Construcción y Agro and CCOO Construcción y servicios report that...

Argentina: first general strike against Macri’s Government paralyzes the country
(news, 4/7/2017 11:59:28 PM) - The trade unions in Argentina paralyzed the country during the strike called on 6 April 2017...

Agreement in Israel for improving and regulating the employment conditions of crane operators
(news, 4/6/2017 5:37:32 PM) - Our affiliate in Israel, the National Union of Building and Wood Workers, NUBWW, reports the...

Israel shortens its workweek
(news, 4/3/2017 3:56:11 PM) - Histadrut and the Presidium of Business Organizations and President of the Manufacturers...

Etex’s hidden agenda causes job losses in Argentina
(news, 3/27/2017 4:01:41 PM) - "We condemn ETEX’s behavior in Argentina and we support FOCRA in its efforts to protect...

MALAYSIA: Workers at STIEU Receive their Wages….Next Step---Towards Union Recognition!
(news, 3/21/2017 2:26:03 AM) - Workers at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) are elated, after their almost two week-long picket has...

Malaysia: SFI workers picket for their wages
(activities, 3/16/2017 10:40:15 AM) - Workers at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) in Sipitang, Sabah have been picketing for eight days now,...

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