The Daily Newscasts

October 12 to 16, 2015

Posted at 16:00 GMT

Monday Labour fighting corporate trade deals around the world / 250,000 march in Berlin against EU-US trade agreement / British workers mobilizing to save the right to strike

5 mins


The RadioLabour World Report

Friday October 9, 2015
▶ Labour federation in Tunisia shares Nobel Peace Prize

▶ World-wide demonstrations in support of decent work

▶ NZ labour leader struggles with cancer while fighting for workers

▶ The global LabourStart Report
10 mins

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Interviews and
featured programmes

Dying of cancer
but fighting on for workers

Helen Kelly The President of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But Helen Kelly plans to fight on for pay equity and education.
Duration: 2'25"

Going green in UK workplaces

Chris Baugh The Public and Commericial Services union (the PCS) in the UK is at the forefront of the labour movement's fight for greener, more sustainable, economies. A RadioLabour interview with Chris Baugh, the Assistant General-Secretary of the PCS
Duration: 10'46"

Woodworkers hit hard
by climate change

BWI and Climate Change Wood workers, especially in developing countries, are suffering the effects of climate change. A RadioLabour interview with the President of the Building and Wood Workers International, Per-Olof Sjöö.
Duration: 4'23"

Australian unions
building a better future

Australian unions Australia unions have started a campaign to build a better future for the country.
Duration: 4'25"

Labour gets quality education
into UN's long-term goals

Education and UN The United Nations has set its Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years. Education International has been at the forefront of making sure that quality education is one of those goals. EI President Susan Hopgood spoke to the UN Assembly about the necessity for free, public, quality, education.
Duration: 3'08"

Trying to save women
slaves in Saudi Arabia

Mauritanian slaves The ITUC has called on unionists around the world to help free 1,000 young Mauritanian women who are being kept as slaves in Saudia Arabia
Duration: 2'24"

Investment of workers' capital should respect workers' rights

Workers' capital Investment of workers' funds in pension plans should respect the rights of workers employed by the companies being invested in. An interview with Paddy Crumlin, the President of the International Transport Workers Federation.
Duration: 6'33"

US labour tells right-wing candidates to stop
anti-immigrant rants

US immigrants The AFL-CIO in the United States has told candidates vying to lead the Republican party in presidential elections to stop their racist, anti-immigrant ranting
Duration: 2'17"

Labour plans global
climate demonstrations

Climate demos 250 union leaders attended a global labour conference on climate in Paris September 14 and 15, 2015. They were preparing for a major United Nations climate conference to be held in Paris November 30 to December 11, 2015. An interview with the ITUC's Anabella Rosemberg.
Duration: 5'02"

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"


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 Congress.
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"


More Feature Programmes

The global union IndustriALL organized its first World Womens' Conference, September 14-16, 2015 in Vienna.
Duration 6'05"

The Deepwater Container Terminal in Gdansk, Poland, has fired yet another Solidarnosc union activist.
Duration 10'37"

Andy Hall, a British labour researcher based in Thailand, prisonfor a report on the conditions of migrant workers.
Duration 5'51"

Malaysian paper company workers fight for a union.
Duration 2'01"

Asbestos again not included in list of dangerous substances
Duration 6'49"

Unions fight for release of leader of Iranian Teachers' Association
Duration 9'33"

Swaziland government re-registers central labour federation
Duration 5'00"

World Public Services Day, 2015
Duration 5'00"

ITUC calls on labour organizations to lobby for policies aimed at a just transition to low carbon economies.
Duration 3'00"

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


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


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

Uber creates poverty level jobs
Duration 4'54"

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

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

Global trade deal aims at
privatizing education

McDonald's avoids paying
1 billion in European taxes

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

Thousands march against
US-EU trade deal

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

More RadioLabour feature programmes

The LabourStart Report

Derek Blackadder

Derek Blackadder The October 9, 2015
LabourStart Report

Every Friday Derek Blackadder reports on union events around the world

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