The Daily Newscasts
Posted Monday to Friday at 17:00 GMT
February 20 to 24, 2017
▶ Global unions win release of jailed Bangladeshi garment workers ▶ How Texan unions are fighting attacks on union dues checkoff systems
Women need public employment programmes for jobs / Bringing women into paid employment would increase GDP
Trump aims at privatizing schools into profit-making centres / US teachers fight market-driven school vouchers and charter schools / Unions winning the fight in Texas – so far
UK unionists show where their hearts are in national campaign / World-wide demos in favour of US bank workers trying to unionize
World Day for Social Justice: fighting for decent work / Unpaid interns rally and strike for fair pay
Friday February 17, 2017
▶ Turkey fires 100,000 teachers, public employees and other workers ▶ Unions demand the UN investigate the killing of student teachers in Mexico ▶ UK labour movement fights for the rights of pregnant workers ▶ Pray for the Dead: A Workers’ Musical of Morgues, Moguls and Mutiny
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to stop crackdown on
The global unions UNI and IndustriALL have negotiated an agreement with the Bangladeshi government to stop its attacks on unions in the garment sector and release jailed unionists. A RadioLabour interview with Valter Sanches, IndustriALL's General Secretary.
Rise of the right-wing
Fred van Leeuwen, the General Secretary of Education International, condems the rise of right-wing parties and their effect on education and society.
fundamental human rights
The president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten warns that the policies of US President Donald Trump are attacks on fundamental human rights.
International support for
fired Yemeni oil workers
The Norway-based company DNO has illegally fired 175 Yemeni workers without pay. A RadioLabour interview with Espen Løken, the head of secretariat of Norway's Industri Energi.
Landmark ruling against
slavery in the Americas
The Inter-American Court on Human Rights has ordered Brazil to compensate 125 workers who were treated as slaves. A RadioLabour report with ITUC General-Secretary, Sharan Burrow.
US labour vows to
fight mass deportations
There are 11 million undocumented migrant workers in the United States. US president Donald Trump has called for their deportation. A RadioLabour special report featuring the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka.
Davos elite told to
pay atttention to huge
Global wages are stagnent while corporate profits soar. UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings told participants at the World Economic Forum that the solution is living wages and collective bargaining
Digitalization of work
done on the backs of millions
in global supply chains
Top corporate and government leaders are attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 17-20, 2017. A RadioLabour interview with Valter Sanches, the General Secretary of the global union IndustriALL
Labour union rights
are human rights
The International Declaration of Human Rights declares that all workers have a right to join a union. A RadioLabour special report featuring Eleanor Roosevelt and the ITUC's General-Secretary, Sharan Burrow
UN told to investigate murder of Mexican student teachers
In September 2014 43 young student teachers were murdered in Mexico. Six labour organizations have jointly filed a complaint with the UN’s Human Rights Council. A RadioLabour interview with Louis Malfaro, the President of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers.
Pray for the Dead
A Workers' Musical
Pray for the Dead- A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls and Mutiny, is a new play for and about workers and unions by Gene Bruskin
Corporation undermines education in developing countries
Bridge Interational Academies is a for-profit corporation which undermines public education in developing countries. A RadioLabour interview with Angelo Gavrielatos, the Projects Director of Education International.
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Focus on care economy needed
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Did Mexico kill 43 teachers-in-training?
UK unions call for
protections during Brexit
Child labour and slavery in coffee plantations
Labour wants an end
to violence against women
Public employees and the Ecuadorian earthquake
Mexican police kill nine at teachers' demonstration
IndustriALL global union starts new programme to help garment workers
Respect for labour rights decreases world-wide
Colombia not respecting labour rights provision of trade deal
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Thursday February 23, 2017
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