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  • 2017 Activities

  • Morroco's accension to Ecowas: Threats and oppurtunities - Abuja Policy Dialogue; August
  • Electoral Risk Management Training Workshop, Ondo, November 2016
  • Climate Change Regional Training Workshop West Africa Edition, August
  • Peer Review on the Country Report on Industrialisation, August

  • Past Activities

  • Climate Change Regional Training Workshop West Africa Edition, August
  • Peer review on the Country Report on Industrialisation August
  • Abuja Policy Debate goes Lagos: The poor must also live. Forceful demolition of markets and living areas in Lagos and its effect on the poor.
  • Symposium on identified gaps and challenges of the security sector in Nigeria

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Organizing workers across borders

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(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.