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7-8 October 2014 - UITBB 9th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting
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UITBB 9th ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL MEETING
7. – 8.  October 2014
HANOI, VIETNAM

HANOI DECLARATION
The 9th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting of the Trades Union International of Building, Wood and Building Materials Industries (UITBB), the TUI (Construction) of WFTU was held at the Trade Union Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam on 7.-8. October 2014.
This Asia Pacific Regional Meeting was attended by 28 participants from Unions in Vietnam, Japan, Bangladesh, India and People’s Democratic Republic of North Korea.
In this meeting an in depth exchange of views on world politics today has taken place. The capitalist class attack on the working class in almost all countries of the world and the snatching of trade union and democratic rights came in the discussion papers.
In their opening remarks, Brother Nguyen Van Binh, President of Vietnam National Union Building Workers (VNUBW) and of Brother Debanjan Chabrabarti, UITBB General Secretary, expressed their deep concern over the world political situation and underlined the rich heritage of the world working class movement in confronting the Capitalist class, expressing their demands and also protecting their hard earned rights.


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2014 09 24 Copenhaguen Meeting Decisions
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DECISIONS OF THE IV UITBB EUROPEAN MEETING IN COPENHAGEN

The UITBB meeting held in Copenhagen, 20 – 21 September 2014, in cooperation with the Construction Workers Association of Denmark, with the participation of 9 European Construction and Wood Workers Unions and the WFTU Regional office for Europe, having analysed in depth the situation that has been created for construction workers in Europe, arrived at the following common positions:

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2014 10 3-4 Portugal: Conference for dignified work


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFERENCE
3, 4 of October 2014 - Palmela
"Fighting Unemployment, For Dignified Work"

Report of the International Trade Union Conference

Palmela, 3 October 2014
• Introductory speech by Ana Avoila, Coordinator of FNSTFPS.
• Welcoming address by Mr. Alvaro Amaro, Mayor of Palmela.
• Opening speech of George Mavrikos, General Secretaryl of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
− Thanks to everyone who helped making this International Trade Union Conference with WFTU;
− The 3rd of October is the day of the WFTU;
− Our family observes 69 years of existence and keeps the same spirit of international solidarity since its birth in 1945 in Paris;
− The present attack on the working class and on work with rights is not innocent and does not happen by chance, because capital wants to increase exploitation worldwide;
− Our main task is to combat unemployment;
− Part-time employment and informal work mask the true number of unemployed worldwide, for example in Greece the official number of unemployed is 27% but in reality it is far superior to 30%;
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Solidarity with the Cuban Five
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The member of UITBB Secretariat Pedro Manuel Pereira Milheiro  (in red), delivering a solidarity message from FEVICCOM and UITBB to Rene Gonzalez, the first released of the Cuban Five (in black) .

 
2014 08 07 Palestina Livre! Fim à agressão! Fim à ocupação!
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Lisboa, quinta-feira 7 de Agosto de 2014
A FEVICCOM está solidária com a justa luta do povo palestino contra a agressão e ocupação imperialista israelita, nomeadamente contra os bombardeamentos durante o último mês à Faixa de Gaza. A FEVICCOM denúncia o vergonhoso silêncio e não condenação por parte do governo português de mais este massacre.
A FEVICCOM exige o fim da agressão e ocupação do território palestino, o fim dos colonatos israelitas e a existência de um Estado palestiniano livre, independente e soberano com as fronteiras de 1967.

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2014 07 15: INMEDIATE HALT TO ISRAELI AGGRESSION IN GAZA
UITBB PRESS STATEMENT
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Trades Union International of Workers in Building, Wood, Building Materials and Allied Industries (UITBB) Secretariat highly condemns the US backed Israeli strike on Gaza Strip, Palestine, under the name of "operation Protective Edge" by Israel. UITBB demands an immediate cease-fire. UITBB states that for the last seven days, the densely populated Gaza strip has been subjected to bombardment from air and sea. Israeli Armed Forces have also started ground attacks. Till date more than 200 people have been killed including innocent civilians, children, women, as the missiles have targeted residential areas. There can be no justification for this blatant aggression, which is in contravention of all established international laws.


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TOGO : SYNTRAGAVO sensibilise à la SST à l’occasion de la Journée internationale de l’OIT
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Le 24 mai 2014, le Syndicat National des Travaux Publics Garages Administratifs et Voiries du Togo (SYNTRAGAVO) a effectué une visite de chantier à Lomé dans le cadre de la journée Internationale du 28 avril concernant l’Hygiène, la Santé et la Sécurité sur le lieu du Travail (SST).
Le site du chantier est situé à Lomé dans le quartier Amadahomé. L’ouvrage en construction est la maison des jeunes et est exécuté par l’Entreprise Nouvelle de Technologie (E.N.T.)

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2014 05 20 Turkey coal gaz explosion: priority of OHS over profit NOW!
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The Secretariat of the Trades Union International of Workers in the Construction, Wood and Building Materials Industries UITBB expresses its consternation at the news of the tragedy that took the lives of over 300 mineworkers and injured many more after a coal mine explosion in Soma, Turkey, about 250 km south of Istanbul owned by Soma Komur Isletmeleri AS on May 13th, 2014.
The UITBB Secretariat expresses its heartfelt solidarity and sincere condolences to the bereft families, to the workers and their unions, who are the primary victims of this terrible accident.

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Flemacon electronic Newsletter
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 La Flemacon acaba de publicar este mes de febrero, marzo y abril 2014 su boletín electrónico número 12 Para consultar los números anteriores pulse en Publicaciones sindicales.

Latest edition (in Portuguese and Spanish only) of the electronic newsletter published by the Flemacon, and archives.

Dernier numéro (en portugais et en espagnol) du bulletin électronique publié par la Flemacon, et ses archives.
 
Labour Day 2014 in Pakistan
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Pirzada Imtiaz Syed, General Secretary of APFUTU and Labour Unity Alliance Pakistan www.labourunity.org informed us that rallies were organized on Labour Day to demand from the government:
1.    Minimum wages of Pak Rupee 25000/- per month (=180 euros or 250 US dollars);
2.    Controls on basic commodities price hikes and an immediate reduction of those prices (a 10% reduction has been granted by the government);
3.    Provision of electricity and gas guaranteed to citizens as well as industries, as shortages are worsening unemployment;
4.    Imposition of ban on labour provider sub-contractors and regular employment for all contract workers.

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