About RadioLabour

Who is RadioLabour?

The RadioLabour team consists of labour educators, negotiators, research representatives, union members and others connected to the labour movement. Most of us work, or have worked, for a union, a labour studies centre, or a global union.

The team is led by Marc BĂ©langer, an international labour educator, based in Canada.

You can contact any of our reporters by sending an email to RadioLabour. See the contact section for details.

Why RadioLabour?

The goal of RadioLabour is to promote global communication between labour organizations. The news service is especially focussed on building North-South dialogue by audiocasting reports from and about developing countries, but it also reports on events in developed countries.

As part of its mandate to promote communication between unionists globally, RadioLabour works at helping people who are trying to learn English as an Additional Language (EAL) so they can better participate in the international labour movement. Scripts of all the reports are supplied so learners can read the words in the reports as they listen to them. A plan for the future is to provide EAL lessons based on each audiocast.

We also serve as a model and source of expertise for unionists who want to start a service such as RadioLabour in their country or for their organization. Contact us if you need advice or assistance in developing a labour-based audiocasting service.

RadioLabour is an important instrument in the building of international solidarity amongst unionists. It takes its political orientation from the International Trade Union Confederation (the ITUC), the Global Union Federations, and the Workers Group of the International Labour Organization (the ILO).

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RadioLabour content is released under a Creative Commons license. This license lets you remix, tweak, and build upon our work non-commercially, as long as you credit RadioLabour. If you license work based on RadioLabour content it must be licensed under the same terms set out here. A full legal description of the Creative Commons License RadioLabour works under is available here