International Federation of Building and Wood Workers.
ABOUT US:* Based in Geneva Switzerland, the IFBWW is the Global Union Federation (GUF) protecting more than 10 million members in 287 trade unions in 124 countries around the world in the building, building materials, wood, forestry and allied industries. * The IFBWW`s mission is to promote the development of trade unions in these sectors throughout the world and to promote and enforce workers rights in the context of sustainable development. * IFBWW headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland, where worldwide activities are coordinated with a network of regional offices. * The IFBBWW South Asia Project Office is located at New Delhi in India under the IFBWW Regional Office for Asia-Pacific in Malaysia
Calls on all government to ratify ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work
Campaigns to pressure MNCs to observe workers’ rights through IFBWW Tool Box.
Framework Agreements with:
a. IKEA b. Hochtief c. Skanska
d. Faber Castell e. Ballast Nedam f. Lafarge
Social Dialogue with World Bank & International Monetary Fund on core labour standards
Forest certification to incorporate core labour standards
IFBWW ResponsesOrganising in a Globalised World
Schooling of child labourers
About 2,100 erstwhile child labourers are enrolled
One UPGMS child labour school received government recognitionCHILD LABOUR PROJECT
Union in Bihar merged child labour school with government school in Majhia, District Kishanganj. Similarly in Punjab the Government took over its School at Village Joura after Union ran it successfully for more than 2 years
Significant expansion of membership base and areas of influencedCHILD LABOUR PROJECT