From the 4th to 7th October, 2022, the Secretary General of the Rwanda Extractive Industry Workers Union (REWU) Eng. Andre Mutsindashyaka is in Madrid, Spain to attend the 5th World Congress of the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI).
REWU is an affiliate to the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI).
BWI Congress which is taking place in Madrid is held under the theme “Vamos,” a Spanish term which means “let’s go” to indicate the urgency of the Congress’ call for action. It will be followed by the message “Organize Beyond Borders” to reiterate the principle of internationalism, particularly the need to intensify global trade union building; and underscore the imperative to break barriers that promote inequality in gender, digitalisation and work status.
To identify the various aspects of its strategic actions for the next Congress period, BWI added the message “For the People. For Peace. For the Planet” to highlight the holistic role of trade unions in societies and the global arena.
The Congress week starts on the 3rd of October with two-day statutory meetings and parallel thematic conferences on innovative trade unionism and women in trades. They will be subsequently followed by a two-day Congress Plenary. The entire affair will be capped by a solidarity dinner on the 7th of October, Friday evening.