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300 million workers in India participated in a general strike against high prices and for labour rights on September 2, 2015.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
East African unions working together for decent work
Free trade deals favour corporations over public policy
Uber creates poverty level jobs
BWI global union federation
charges FIFA at OECD
Mexican government shamed into
accepting ILO law on collective bargaining
Governments need to protect public services
and public service workers.
Global trade deal aims at
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 July 31, 2015
Every Friday Derek Blackadder reports on union events around the world