World Federation of Building and Woodworkers Unions (WFBWU)

Fédération mondiale des organisations de la construction et du bois (FMCB)
Federación Mundial de Trabajadores de la Construcción y la Madera (FMTCM)
Weltverband der Bau- und Holzarbeiterorganisationen (WVBH)
Wereldverbond van Bouwvakarbeiders- en Houtbewerkersorganisaties (WVBH)

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Prior to 1929, as International Federation of Christian Workers in the Building Trades -- Fédération internationale des ouvriers chrétiens du bâtiment -- Internationaler Bund der Christlicher Bauarbeitergewerkschaften and International Federation of Christian Woodworkers -- Fédération internationale des ouvriers chrétiens du bois -- Internationaler Bund der Christlichen Holz -- Arbeitergewerkschaften. Re-organized and present name adopted 1973, Ostend (Belgium). Also referred to in English as World Federation of Trade Unions for the Wood and Building Industries (WFWBI) and as World Federation of Wood, Building and Construction. One of the U-XF6111 - International Trade Federations (ITF) of H-XA3490 - World Confederation of Labour (WCL). Merged with H-XB1871 - International Federation of Building and Wood Workers (IFBWW) to form B-XM1784 - Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), Dec 2005.


Defend at international level the interests of workers, and particularly of members of the trade-unions affiliated to the WFBW, in every institution where these interests come up; assist affiliated trade-unions by word and deed and promote international cooperation; contribute to establishment and development of building and woodworkers trade-unions accepting and subscribing to WFBW declaration of principles; promote conciliation and, if necessary, mediation in case of conflict between affiliated unions; promote measures on the legal protection of building and woodworkers.


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Congress, composed of delegates of affiliated continental federations, with votes depending on membership; Committee, composed of at least one delegate per continental federation and including President, President-Elect, one or more Vice-Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer. Continental federations draw up their own statutes and internal regulations which are submitted to WFBWU Committee for approval. International Secretariat.


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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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