The Daily Newscasts

November 30 to December 4, 2015

Posted at 17:00 GMT

Monday Thousands of unionists on climate change marches / Labour demands a just transition for workers / Police attack protestors in Paris with tear gas / Naomi Klien reports on Paris demos

5 mins

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featured programmes

Labour tells national leaders
to support a just
climate change transition

Climate change The International Trade Union Confederation is calling on its affilated organizations to pressure national leaders at the Paris climate conference to devise a just transition for workers. A RadioLabour interview with ITUC General-Secretary Sharan Burrow.
Duration: 5'00"

Thousands in US march
for higher minimum wage

Minimum wage Low wage workers in 270 US cities demonstrated and went on strike for a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to join unions on November 10, 2015.
Duration: 5'00"

Mexican and US teacher unions
working together for students

US-Mexico teacher unions The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Mexico’s Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) are working to build cross-border education initiatives. A RadioLabour interview with the President of the Texas AFT, Louis Malfaro.
Duration: 5'20"

President of International
Domestic Workers' Federation
awarded prestigious prize

Mrytle Witbooi Myrtle Witbooi, the President of the International Domestic Workers' Federation, has been granted the 2015 Fairness award for her work to have domestic workers covered by ILO Convention 189.
Duration: 2'52"

Strong public sector unions
are needed to combat epidemics

Epidemics To ensure that future pandemics such as ebola are contained quickly strong public sector health care unions are needed. A RadioLabour report featuring Jasper Goss, the Project Officer of Public Services International.
Duration: 3'16"

Qatar pretends to
reform slave labour laws

Qatar labour laws Qatar is passing sham labour laws to say it is protecting workers' rights as it prepares for the 2022 World Cup of Football.
Duration: 1'54"

Famous football club told
to stop supporting Qatari Airlines

Qatari airline workers The football club FC Barcelona has been told to end its sponsorship deal with Qatari Airlines because of the medieval way the airline treats its workers.
Duration: 6'43"

UN committee votes against
pirate driving company Uber

ILO against Uber An ILO committee is asking governments to ban the driving company Uber or make it act legally. A RadioLabour interview with Tony Sheldon the National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) in Australia.
Duration: 4'33"

UK government making
strikes almost impossible

UK Trade Union Bill The UK's right-wing Conservative government has launched the most vicious attack on unions since the Thatcher regime with its anti-strike Trade Union Bill.
Duration: 13'44"

Week of Action for
contact centre workers

Contact centre workers The global union UNI conducted a Week of Action for contact centre workers. A RadioLabour interview with Alan Tate, head of UNI's ICTS department
Duration: 9'00"

Children used for gold
mining in the Philippines

Child gold miners Children in the Philippines are being used for underwater mining and sifting for gold with poisonous chemicals
Duration: 4'29"

Organizing and
protecting migrant workers

Migrant workers The Bulding and Woodworkers International has held its first Global Migration Conference. A RadioLabour interview with Jin Sook Lee, BWI's Migration, Gender and Campaigns Director
Duration: 8'49"

Rebel women tea workers
create their own union

Tea Workers Thousands of women in India rebel against established union and form new union.
Duration: 2'01"

Labour calls for end
to gender-based violence

Gender-based violence The International Trade Union Confederation is calling on unions to support an international labour standard to help stop gender-based violence at work.
Duration: 2'00"

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"

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"

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"


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"

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 UK government's massive attack on union rights
Duration 3'27"

Dying of cancer the President of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, Helen Kelly plans to fight on for workers.
Duration: 2'25"

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
Duration: 5'02"

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

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