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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History

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 International Trade Federations (ITF) of World Confederation of Labour (WCL). Merged with International Federation of Building and Wood Workers (IFBWW) to form Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), Dec 2005.

Aims

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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Activities

Holds regular congresses and conferences; documents and studies the economic and social situations in the building and wood-working industry; disseminates information.

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Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Workers
  • Industry
    • Wood Products
    • Construction

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

C2961

Last News Received

26. Jun 2006
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