The Daily Newscasts

Posted Monday to Friday at 17:00 GMT

February 12 - 16, 2018


The RadioLabour
World Report

▶ US court case to defund teacher and public employee unions ▶ New safety accord for Bangladeshi garment workers ▶ The Low Tide Drifters with “Every Stitch”
5 mins


Thursday US Supreme Court case Part 2 / Unions could lose millions in dues / Right-wing planning huge anti-union campaign

5 mins


Wednesday US Supreme Court to rule on union finances / Ruling on “fair share” fees for non-union members / Ruling could defund teacher and public employee unions

5 mins


Tuesday World Radio Day / Two union radio networks in US shut down / But there are still labour shows broadcasting!

5 mins


Handling tech change is about power in the workplace / Micro-managed workforces need labor unions / Automation can cause psychological harassment

5 mins


The RadioLabour World Report

Friday February 5, 2017

▶ Online digital monopolies have too much power ▶ Amazon, Google and Facebook must be regulated

10 mins

Scripts and Downloads

Interviews and
featured programmes

Digital monopolies
threaten democracy

Philp Jennings Digital platforms such as Amazon, Google and Facebook are monopolies with too much power. They should be better regulated says UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings.

Duration: 4'45"

UK's National Health System
in severe underfunding crisis

Mark Serwotka
The NHS in the UK is severely underfunded so unions have called for a massive demo on February 3, 2018. A RadioLabour interview with Mark Serwotka, the General Secretary of PCS - the Public and Commercial Services union.

Duration: 5'08"

Education International's
25th anniversary

EI-25th The world's largest global union, Education International, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. A RadioLabour interview with EI's founding General-Secretary, Fred VanLeeuwen.

Duration: 6'29"

Decent work is a UN
Sustainable Development Goal

SDGs The UN's 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals - the SDGs - include Decent Work.

Duration: 9'36"

World's largest cement company reneges on global agreement

LafargeHolcim In 2017 LafargeHolcim agreed to sign a global agreement to respect workers' rights. But in 2018 it refused to sign the agreement with IndustriALL and the Building and Woodworkers International.
Duration: 3'15"

Billions being stolen
from Africa

Odigie 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.
Duration: 9'07"

How to fight for
human rights in corporations

Hoffman 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.
Duration: 4'43"

Solidarity with Palestinians

Palestine November 29 is the International Day to Support the Palestinian People. Many unions conducted solidarity events
Duration: 5'00"

Stop violence against women

Violence Against Women The labour movement is participating in a global campaign to eliminate violence against women.
Duration: 4'29"

Australian unions
fight domestic violence

Australian leave The Australian labour movement is demanding the government implement domestic violence leave.
Duration: 4'56"

Solidarity with Palestinians

Palestine November 29 is the International Day to Support the Palestinian People. Many unions conducted solidarity events
Duration: 5'00"

Santander fights unionization
in the US but not UK

Santander While the financial giant Santander works well with unions in the UK it is viciously fighting the unionization of its workers in the US.
Duration: 4'36"

Organizing unions part of new Bangladesh Accord proposal

Hoffman 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.
Duration: 4'36"

Stopping illicit financial
flows out of Africa

Caroline Khamati Mugalla 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
Duration: 7'28"

Millions of migrants enslaved

Eni Lestari The International Migrants' Alliance is trying to help the world's 230 million migrant workers. A presentation by Alliance chairperson Eni Lestari.
Duration: 9'46"

Empowering black workers
in the United Kingdom

Zita Holbourne 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
Duration: 4'43"

Driverless trucks and job loss

Mac Urata The advent of autonomous trucks will result in million of job losses. An interview with Mac Urata of the International Transport Workers Federation.
Duration: 5'00"

New Fire and Safety
Accord in Bangladesh

Jenny Holdcroft 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
Duration: 5'00"

Young people in Caribbean
need decent work

 Dionne Howard 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.
Duration: 6'22"

European public employees
need a pay rise

Jan Willem Goudriaan The European Public Service Union is demanding pay rises for public service workers. A RadioLabour interview with Jan Willem Goudriaan, EPSU's General-Secretary.
Duration: 4'59"

World Public Service Day

Rosa Pavanelli Public Services International wants re-investment in quality public services. A RadioLabour interview with Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary.
Duration: 6'22"

Respect for workers' rights
and green jobs

Stephen Cotton Stephen Cotton, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers Federation, told ILO conference delegates workers need green economies and a just transition.
Duration: 4'30"

COTU-Kenya wants a just transition to greener economies

COTU-Kenya 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.
Duration: 3'55"

Is suicide increasing
amongst seafarers?

Climate 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
Duration: 4:10"

International day against
discrimination of LGBT people

LGBT How LGBT people are discriminated against in the workplace
Duration: 4'43"

VW turns viciously anti-union
in US southern state

VW 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.
Duration: 5'21"

Organizing community
union chapters

John Akman Community chapters are key to union growth. A RadioLabour interview with the Director of Organizing at Canada's UNIFOR union, John Aman.
Duration: 5'00"

Community organizing
key to union growth

Sam Huggard 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.
Duration: 6'13"

International Workers' Day

Sharan Burrow 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.
Duration: 5'00"

The digital economy
needs unions

Philip Jennings 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.
Duration: 5'04"

Health care is
a basic human right

Rosa Pavanelli 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
Duration: 3'50"

How a union programme helps workers with mental health issues

Beth Farhat 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
Duration: 2'11"

UN conference discusses
how to empower women

csw-2017 At the 2017 conference of the UN's Commission on the Status of Women unionists argued for increased unionization of women.
Duration: 5'00"

The UN World Day
for safe, affordable water

Water How labour is fighting privatization of water systems. An interview with David Boys, Deputy Secretary General of Public Services International.
Duration: 5'00"

New regulations to force respect for human rights by Olympics

Schwab 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
Duration: 6'06"

Attacks on union and
democratic rights in Turkey

Kemal Özkan 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.
Duration: 5'00"

Millions march for women's rights
on International Women's Day

 Sharan Burrow 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.
Duration: 5'00"

Breakthrough agreement
to stop crackdown on
unions in Bangladesh

 Valter Sanches 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.
Duration: 4'40"

Trump attacks
fundamental human rights

 Randi Weingarten 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.
Duration: 6'29"

International support for
fired Yemeni oil workers

Espen Løken 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.
Duration: 4'05"

Landmark ruling against
slavery in the Americas

Sharan Burrow 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.
Duration: 2'51"

US labour vows to
fight mass deportations

Richard Trumka 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.
Duration: 4'44"

Digitalization of work
done on the backs of millions
in global supply chains

Declaration 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
Duration: 5'04"

Climate change and
the labour movement

Maité Llanos Creating sustainable economies could help build a stronger labour movement. An interview with Maité Llanos, the project co-ordinator of the Global Labour University
Duration: 5'00"

Teacher unions crucial
for building democracy

Haldis Holst Quality education is essential to fostering healthy citizenship. Interview with Haldis Holst, Deputy General Secretary, Education International
Duration: 5'00"

Labour warns against
huge trade agreement

TiSA The International Transport Workers Federation - the ITF - is campaigning to warn workers about the huge Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).
Duration: 4'11"

Hundreds of thousand to die because of chrysotile asbestos

  Fred van Leeuwen 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
Duration: 4'38"

Rise of the right-wing
is dangerous

  Fred van Leeuwen Fred van Leeuwen, the General Secretary of Education International, condems the rise of right-wing parties and their effect on education and society.
Duration: 6'29"

All workers have the
right to join a union

Declaration 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
Duration: 5'00"

UN told to investigate murder of Mexican student teachers

Refugees 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.
Duration: 6'06"

Pray for the Dead
A Workers' Musical

Refugees 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
Duration: 2'47"

Corporation undermines education in developing countries

Refugees 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.
Duration: 8'53"


More Feature Programmes

UK labour fights for
pregnant workers

Duration: 2'33"

Agence France Presse stealing from photographers

Duration: 1'59"

Focus on care economy needed

Duration: 1'59"

Labour says "Welcome" to world's refugees

Duration: 1'59"

Did Mexico kill 43 teachers-in-training?

Duration: 7'03"

UK unions call for
protections during Brexit

Duration: 5'00"

Child labour and slavery in coffee plantations

Duration: 7'03"

Labour wants an end
to violence against women

Duration: 6'37"

Public employees and the Ecuadorian earthquake

Duration: 5'00"

Mexican police kill nine at teachers' demonstration

Duration: 5'00"

IndustriALL global union starts new programme to help garment workers

Duration: 10'31"

Respect for labour rights decreases world-wide

Duration: 4'50"

Colombia not respecting labour rights provision of trade deal

Duration: 10'31"

Scripts and Downloads

Monday February 12, 2018
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Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Thursday February 15, 2018
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Friday February 16, 2018
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