CINEMA THROUGH OUR EYES :CONSTRUCTION

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 edition, was summoned by UOCRA Foundation through its TV … Continue reading CINEMA THROUGH OUR EYES :CONSTRUCTION

UK: Construction ‘blacklisting’ victory sees £10 million pay-out to 256 workers

BWI Building and Wood Workers' International Sectors in Action Building Construction Wood and Forestry Allied Industries Building Materials The biggest 'blacklisting' scandal in UK construction industry history has seen the court case end in victory as 256 workers are set to receive more than £10 million in compensation. Unite, the country's biggest union, said today … Continue reading UK: Construction ‘blacklisting’ victory sees £10 million pay-out to 256 workers

GDID announces multibillion-rand infrastructure project pipeline under revamped processes  

Photo by Creamer Media Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo 8TH MAY 2018 BY: NATASHA ODENDAAL CREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The Gauteng Department of InfrastructureDevelopment (GDID) has unveiled the first consolidated pipeline of projects that have been rigorously tested through its newly developedproject toolkit. Over … Continue reading GDID announces multibillion-rand infrastructure project pipeline under revamped processes  

AfDB officially launches Africa Investment Forum

Opportunities for our youths! 8TH MAY 2018 BY: ANINE KILIAN CONTRIBUTING EDITOR ONLINE SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Tuesday launched its Africa Investment Forum (AIF), which will seek to attract investment and public–private partnerships aimed at transformative development on the continent. “The AfDB is championing … Continue reading AfDB officially launches Africa Investment Forum

Lebanon: ILO infrastructure programme provides employment opportunities for refugees and host communities

  Author: International Labour Organization, Published on: 9 May 2018 "More jobs and better infrastructure for Lebanon", 18 April 2018 The ILO Regional Office for Arab States, in partnership with Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Social Affairs, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched the country’s first Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP). … Continue reading Lebanon: ILO infrastructure programme provides employment opportunities for refugees and host communities

A Human Rights Primer for Business: Understanding Risks to Construction Workers in the Middle East

Our sister organisation published the article below; ▹ A Human Rights Primer for Business: Understanding Risks to... st This briefing highlights key risks to workers in the Middle East construction industry through country profiles on Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar and the UAE. Briefing |  2016 Survey (Qatar & UAE) Employment in the construction industry is characterised by low … Continue reading A Human Rights Primer for Business: Understanding Risks to Construction Workers in the Middle East

Cambodia: “Workers Reduced to ‘Slaves’ Amid Rampant Debt Bondage in Cambodia’s Brick Sector”

Author: Radio Free Asia, Published on: 6 May 2018 "Workers Reduced to 'Slaves' Amid Rampant Debt Bondage in Cambodia's Brick Sector", 3 May 2018 Brick workers in southeastern Cambodia’s Kandal province are selling themselves and their families into slavery as “collateral” for debts they owe to factory owners, which can never be repaid due to … Continue reading Cambodia: “Workers Reduced to ‘Slaves’ Amid Rampant Debt Bondage in Cambodia’s Brick Sector”

Workplace happiness awards launched in Dubai

Author: Saman Haziq, Khaleej Times, Published on: 7 May 2018 "And the happiest workplace in Dubai is...", 28 April 2018 ... Dubai saw the launch of first-of-its kind happiness awards aimed at promoting happiness and positivity in the region's workplaces. From the best employee engagement to the best workplace sustainability programme, "The Happiness @Work Award's inaugural edition … Continue reading Workplace happiness awards launched in Dubai