RadioLabour

The Daily Newscasts

July 27 to July 31, 2015

Thursday Malaysian paper workers still fighting for union after 24 years / UN agency says emergency study into changes in work needed

5 mins

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Wednesday ILO says world faces permanent unemployment and insecure jobs / Trade deals are re-organizing global economy for corporations

5 mins

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Tuesday Unions adopting new tactics to fight global privatization / Uber is an unregulated service which promotes poor jobs
5 mins

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Monday Unions fight arrest of Iranian unionist / Message smuggled out of Iranian prison / Education International calls on UN to help
5 mins

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The RadioLabour
World Report

Friday July 24, 2015
▶ World's largest global union meeting in Canada

▶ Millions of children still out of school

▶ Fighting for free, public, education

▶ The LabourStart Global Report

10 mins

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Scripts and Downloads

Interviews and
featured programmes

Malaysian paper company workers fight for a union.

STIEU Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) in Malaysia is refusing to recognise the Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union (STIEU) despite an order of the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources. The company wants the 1,400 workers to accept an in-house union. A RadioLabour interview with Engrit Liaw, the General-Secretary of the STIEU
Duration: 2'01"

Unions fight for release of leader of Iranian Teachers' Association

Iranian teacher arrested Unions are fighting for the release of the leader of the Iranian Teachers' Association, Esmail Abdi. he was arrested as he was attempting to get a visa to attend the Congress of Education International in Canada.
Duration: 5'00"

UK government starts massive attack on union rights

UK Trade Union Bill The right-wing Conservative government in the UK has started the most vicious attack on labour unions in 30 years. A RadioLabour interview with Nicola Smith, the Head of the Economic and Social Affairs Department of the British Trades Union Congres.
Duration: 3'27"

Attack on fair share
union fees in US

Union fees The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case which could have devastating effects on public sector unions. A RadioLabour interview with Elaine Bernard, the Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School.
Duration: 7'09"


Unions fight for
water and sanitation rights

Water Petition A coalition of European unions, NGOs and other organizations have been fighting to have water and sanitation services recognized as human rights. A RadioLabour interview with Jan Willem Goudriaan, the General-Secretary of the European Federation of Public Service Unions.
Duration 6'57"

Swaziland government
re-registers central
labour federation

Swaziland The government of Swaziland has reversed its position and registered the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland - TUCOSWA. A RadioLabour interview with TUCOSWA General-Secretary Vincent Ncongwane.
Duration 5'00"

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World Public Services Day, 2015

McDonald's Public services are part of the wealth of the citizens of a country. Yet they are under attack by governments and corporations all over the world. A RadioLabour interview with the General-Secretary of Public Services International, Rosa Pavanelli.
Duration 5'00"

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Labour organizations demand action on climate change

Climate change The ITUC has called on labour organizations to lobby their governments for policies aimed at a just transition to low carbon economies. A week of advocacy was called for June 1-7, 2015. ITUC General-Secretary Sharan Burrow describes "just transition" and what can be done to move towards it.
Duration: 3'00"

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Asbestos again not included in list of dangerous substances

Asbestos Signatories to the Rotterdam Convention again fail to include asbestos in list of dangerous substances. Interview: Brian Kohler, Director of IndustriALL's Health, Safety and Sustainability department.
Duration: 6'49"

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Feature Programmes

Global union federation charges FIFA at OECD
Duration 4'59"

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East African unions working together for decent work
Duration 4'29"

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Free trade deals favour corporations over public policy
Duration 5'06"

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Uber creates poverty level jobs
Duration 4'54"

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BWI global union federation
charges FIFA at OECD
Duration 4'59"

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Mexican government shamed into
accepting ILO law on collective bargaining
Duration 12'57"

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Governments need to protect public services
and public service workers.
Duration 4'57"

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Global trade deal aims at
privatizing education

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McDonald's avoids paying
1 billion in European taxes

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Labour's use of radio
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Global Week of Action
to improve public education

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Thousands march against
US-EU trade deal

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Global Day of Action for lowly paid workers
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Guatemala bans collective bargaining
in public sector

The LabourStart Report


Derek Blackadder

Derek Blackadder The July 24, 2015
LabourStart Report

Every Friday Derek Blackadder reports on union events around the world

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Monday July 27, 2015
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Tuesday July 28 , 2015
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Wednesday July 29, 2015
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Thursday July 30, 2015
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The RadioLabour World Report
Friday July 17, 2015
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