The Daily Newscasts

Posted Monday to Friday at 17:00 GMT

May 22 to 26, 2017


The RadioLabour
World Report

▶ Transport workers fight union busting in the world’s ports ▶ Education union calls for help for children crossing Mediterranean ▶ Labour activists support 175 oil workers fired by email in Yemen ▶ 40,000 telecommunication workers strike in US for decent work

10 mins


Thursday Multinational corporations trying to de-unionize world’s ports / International transport workers fight back against their privatization

5 mins


Wednesday Unaccompanied children crossing Mediterranean seeking asylum / Global union campaigns for decent health care as a human right

5 mins


Tuesday G20 Labour Ministers support decent work in supply chains / labour fights for 175 energy workers fired in Yeman

5 mins


Monday 40,000 strike AT&T in US for fair wages / The workers want decent health care / And an end to sending work out of the country

5 mins


The RadioLabour
World Report

Friday May 19, 2017

▶ G20 labour minsters told workers are scared of globalization ▶ Unions support workplace struggles of LGBT people ▶ Huge trade deal in services being negotiated for corporations ▶ The LabourStart report about unions events around the world

10 mins

Scripts and Downloads

Interviews and
featured programmes

International day against
discrimination of LGBT people

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

Palestinian prisoners
on hunger strike

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli are on an indefinite hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment.
Duration: 5'21"

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"

Qatar accused of lying
to UN body about
migrant-worker slavery

Qatar The International Trade Union Confederation is accusing Qatar of falsifying reports about slave-like conditions of migrant workers in the country.
Duration: 4'32"

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"

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"

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Monday May 22, 2017
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Tuesday May 23, 2017
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Wednesday May 24, 2017
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