The Daily Newscasts
Posted Monday to Friday at 17:00 GMT
December 4 to 8, 2017
▶ How to fight for human rights in corporations ▶ The right-wing tax plan to increase US inequality ▶ The LabourStart report about union events around the world
How to eliminate child labour for 152 million children / International support for woman head of Libyan dockers
21 million people trapped in forced labour / Millions of women are forced into modern day slavery / Labour supports a new global law against slave labour
US labour fights drastic cut in corporate taxes / Four billion are without any social benefits
UN forum on human rights in business / More respect for human rights in companies needed / Decrease in child labour aged 5-11 has stalled
The RadioLabour World Report
Friday December 1, 2017
▶ Unions mobilize to eliminate violence against women ▶ Labour calls, again, for freedom for the Palestinian people ▶ The LabourStart report about union events around the world
Scripts and Downloads
How to fight for human rights
More needs to be done to ensure respect for human rights in corporations. A RadioLabour report featuring the Deputy General-Secretary of UNI global union, Christy Hoffman.
Stop violence against women
The labour movement is participating in a global campaign to eliminate violence against women.
fight domestic violence
The Australian labour movement is demanding the government implement domestic violence leave.
Solidarity with Palestinians
November 29 is the International Day to Support the Palestinian People. Many unions conducted solidarity events
in the US but not UK
While the financial giant Santander works well with unions in the UK it is viciously fighting the unionization of its workers in the US.
Organizing unions part of new Bangladesh Accord proposal
Labour is proposing that the right to organize unions be part of a renewed Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Safety. A RadioLabour interview with UNI Deputy General Secretary, Christy Hoffman.
Billions being stolen
Billions are being stolen from African economies. A RadioLabour interview with Joel Akhator Odigie, the Coordinator of Human and Trade Union Rights of ITUC-Africa.
out of Africa
Labour unions are fighting illicit financial flows which steal billions from African economies. A RadioLabour interview with Caroline Khamati Mugalla, the Executive Secretary of the East Africa Trade Union Confederation
Millions of migrants enslaved
The International Migrants' Alliance is trying to help the world's 230 million migrant workers. A presentation by Alliance chairperson Eni Lestari.
Empowering black workers
in the United Kingdom
Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts (Barac)is fighting the effects of austerity on people of colour in the UK. A presentation by Zita Holbourne, a VP of the Public and Commercial Services Union and a co-founder of Barac
Driverless trucks and job loss
The advent of autonomous trucks will result in million of job losses. An interview with Mac Urata of the International Transport Workers Federation.
New Fire and Safety
Accord in Bangladesh
A re-newed Fire and Safety Accord will come into effect in Bangladesh in 2018. It will cover more than 1,000 factories. An interview with Jenny Holdcroft, Assistant General Secretary IndustriALL
Young people in Caribbean
need decent work
The 2017 ILO conference was told that young people in the Caribbean need decent jobs by Dionne Howard, an Industrial Relations Officer with the Barbados Workers' Union.
European public employees
need a pay rise
The European Public Service Union is demanding pay rises for public service workers. A RadioLabour interview with Jan Willem Goudriaan, EPSU's General-Secretary.
World Public Service Day
Public Services International wants re-investment in quality public services. A RadioLabour interview with Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary.
Respect for workers' rights
and green jobs
Stephen Cotton, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers Federation, told ILO conference delegates workers need green economies and a just transition.
COTU-Kenya wants a just transition to greener economies
At the International Labour Organization's conference in Geneva the president of Kenya's Central Organization of Trade Unions, Francis Atwoli, called for a just transition for workers while countries react to climate change.
Is suicide increasing
The International Transport Workers Federation, the ITF, has been hearing more about suicides amongst seafarers and so it is embarking on a major study to determine the extent of the problem. A report featuring Kimberly Karlshoej the head of the ITF's Seafarers Trust
International day against
discrimination of LGBT people
How LGBT people are discriminated against in the workplace
VW turns viciously anti-union
in US southern state
Before it was caught cheating on emissions Volkswagen supported the right of workers at its Chattanooga, US, plant to unionize with the United Autoworkers (UAW). Now it's turned viciously anti-union.
Community chapters are key to union growth. A RadioLabour interview with the Director of Organizing at Canada's UNIFOR union, John Aman.
key to union growth
Engaging with workers in the community can help unions recruit new members. A RadioLabour report featuring the Secretary of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, Sam Huggard.
International Workers' Day
Labour movement has declared 2017 as a year to fight corporate greed. A RadioLabour interview with the General-Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sharan Burrow.
The digital economy
The future of work and how can it be made fair to workers. A report featuring Philip Jennings, the General Secretary of UNI - the global union for skills and services.
Health care is
a basic human right
The global union Public Services International has started a campaign aimed at promoting universal public health coverage for all. A RadioLabour interview with PSI General-Secretary Rosa Pavanelli
How a union programme helps workers with mental health issues
The UK's Trades Union Congress has a programme to help workers and employers address mental health issues. A report featuring Beth Farhat, the TUC's Northern Regional Secretary
UN conference discusses
how to empower women
At the 2017 conference of the UN's Commission on the Status of Women unionists argued for increased unionization of women.
The UN World Day
for safe, affordable water
How labour is fighting privatization of water systems. An interview with David Boys, Deputy Secretary General of Public Services International.
New regulations to force respect for human rights by Olympics
The International Olympic Committee has been pressured by labour unions and other organizations to put respect for human rights in the contracts signed by cities hosting the Games. A RadioLabour interview with Brendan Schwab, the head of UNI World Athletes
Attacks on union and
democratic rights in Turkey
A hundred thousand teachers, public workers and others have been fired in Turkey. Trade unionists are being attacked as terrorists. A RadioLabour interview with Kemal Özkan, Assistant General Secretary of IndustriALL global union.
Millions march for women's rights
on International Women's Day
On March 8, International Women's Day, women and men around the world demonstrated against the misogynist policies of right-wing politicians such as Donald Trump. A RadioLabour special report featuring the General-Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sharan Burrow.
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.
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.
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
Climate change and
the labour movement
Creating sustainable economies could help build a stronger labour movement. An interview with Maité Llanos, the project co-ordinator of the Global Labour University
Teacher unions crucial
for building democracy
Quality education is essential to fostering healthy citizenship. Interview with Haldis Holst,
Deputy General Secretary, Education International
Labour warns against
huge trade agreement
The International Transport Workers Federation - the ITF - is campaigning to warn workers about the huge Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).
Hundreds of thousand to die because of chrysotile asbestos
A UN conference has again refused to list chrysotile asbestos as a dangerous substance. A RadioLabour report featuring Brian Kohler, the Director of health, safety and sustainability for the global union IndustriALL
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.
All workers have the
right to join a union
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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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
Scripts and Downloads
Monday December 4, 2017
Tuesday December 05, 2017
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Thursday December 7, 2017
Friday December 8, 2017
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