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BWI and EFBWW Statement Regarding the Labour Crisis at the New Istanbul Airport
The BWI and EFBWW (European Federation of Building and Wood Workers) condemn the recent attacks against construction workers who have been struggling for their fundamental labour and human rights at the construction site of the New Istanbul Airport. Based on the information provided by YOL-IS, currently there are more than 26,000 working at the site of the Istanbul New Airport and of this, close to 22,000 are subcontract workers employed by 281 companies. The main contractor is Airport...


EU sectoral Social Partners of the construction industry confirm their joint commitment to Health and Safety
By signing a joint statement on the modernisation of the EU Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) legislation and policy the EU sectoral Social Partners of the construction industry, the EFBWW (representing the workers) and FIEC (representing the employers), underline their long standing strong commitment towards Health and Safety. “We are confronted with a still relatively high number of accidents and risk factors at work resulting in occupational diseases. Both our organisations...


Call for a European wood dust conference
Against the background of a new limit value for hard wood dust of 3mg/m³ respectively 2mg from 2023 onwards, established by European Directive 2017/2398, the European social partner organisations from the woodworking and furniture sectors (CEI-Bois, EFBWW, EFIC and UEA) discussed options for proactive implementation actions. Amongst others, they consider the option of a European Wood Dust Conference as appropriate for companies, worker representatives, social partner organisations, authorities...


Joint Statement of the European Social Partners from the woodworking sectors
Acknowledging the still relatively high risk levels for the worker’s health, the European Social partner organisations from the woodworking and furniture sectors (CEI-Bois, EFBWW, EFIC and UEA) sent a joint statement to European Commissioner Thyssen, welcoming the Commission Communication on Occupational Safety and Health [COM(2017) 12]. The social partner organisations reaffirm their own commitment in the area of occupational safety and health and refer to previous joint statements, sent to...


EFBWW welcomes the proposal to set up a European Labour Authority
On 13th March 2018, the European Commission proposed the creation of a European Labour Authority. This new Agency should ensure that cross-border labour mobility is fair. The Agency will have a range of tasks: (1) facilitating the access to information on the rights and obligations for workers and employers; (2) fostering a cooperation between Member States on labour mobility cases (3) coordinating concerted and joint inspections across the border(4) making analytical and...
26:Social Dialogue Wood-Furniture - WP VET and S&H
27:Standing Committee Wood, Furniture, Forestry
10:Social Dialogue Construction WP Safety and Health
11:Safety and Health Coordination Group
25:Standing Committee Building
19:Executive Committee

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