Global Policy

Upcoming Activities

  • 2018 Activities

  • Overseeing the judiciary, whose role?
  • Towards review of MOU between INEC and NURTW
  • Monitoring of Political Party Financing
  • Youth Leadership programme "Open Minds, Young Voices"
  • Participative Planning and Monitoring of Election Promises in Local Governments
  • Looking left, walking right. Ideology in the Labour Movement in Nigeria
  • Sale of a State - Privatisation in Nigeria
  • The Struggle for Democratic Space, Labour and the Socio-Economic Liberation of Nigeria
  • Climate Change and Industrialisation
  • “Hunger and Poverty Alert for Trade Unions in West Africa "
  • Social Protection Floor in Nigeria

  • Past Activities

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Organizing workers across borders

BWI Conference Abuja 2012BWI Conference2 Abuja 2012

(Fr. L-R (1) Arch. Namadi Sambo- VP Federal Republic of Nigeria; Fr. R-L(2nd Right) Emeka Wogu - Hon. Minister of Labour (3rd right) Crecentia Mofokeng - Regional Representative BWI)

The second Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) Africa & Middle East Regional Conference was held in Abuja from 4-6 September, 2012.

In terms of organising, the increasingly fragmented labour market poses a challenge to BWI to secure basic rights for workers in their industries. Multinational companies (MNC) exert significant influence on the working lives and conditions of large numbers of workers, even if they are not the largest employer group. So the conference aimed to strengthen and develop regional Trade Union networks to share strategies for organising as well as recruitment and share successful answers to counter MNCs’ activities.

FES works together with Global Union Federations (GUFs) like BWI to protect workers’ interests across borders. In particularly, FES supported a workshop on MNC on this year’s regional conference in Abuja. Furthermore FES supported the Regional Women’s Strategy Meetings during the conference to develop regional work plans and strategies for concrete campaigns to recruit and organize women workers and to assess and implement gender policies and gender mainstreaming in BWI.