The UN Conference on Trade and Development is being held in Nairobi Kenya July 17 to 22, 2016. An interview with Celeste Drake, the Trade and Globalization Policy Specialist at the AFL-CIO of the United States.
Agence France Presse wants freelance photographers to sign contracts which will allow the company to use their works in other media, forever. A RadioLabour interview with Jeremy Dear, the Deputy-General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists - the IFJ.
Hundreds were killed and thousands injured in the 2016 Ecuadorian earthquake. The public employees who responded were victims too. A RadioLabour interview with PSI representative Verónica Montúfar.
On June 20 2016 Mexican police attacked a demonstration of teachers and their supporters in Oaxaca killing nine and wounding a hundred. The American Federation of Teachers called on the US government to protest the killings. A RadioLabour interview with AFT President Randi Weingarten.
IndustriALL, the global union which represents garment workers, is working with clothing brands to win a living wage for the workers. A RadioLabour report featuring the Policy Director of IndustriALL, Jenny Holdcroft
The International Trade Union Confederation's 2016 Global Rights Index shows a dramatic drop in respect for labour rights in most regions of the world. A RadioLabour special report featuring ITUC General-Secretary Sharan Burrow.
Labour organizations have filed a complaint with the United States government saying that Colombia has not lived up to an agreement to respect labour rights. A RadioLabour interview with Jeffry Vogt, the Director of the Legal Unit of the International Trade Union Confederation.
The International Transport Workers Federation sponsored a study tour by young unionists of a border-crossing project in Palestine.
Documents from a Panamanian company show how corporations and the wealthy hide their money from tax authorities. A RadioLabour interview with Pierre Habbard, a Senior Policy Advisor for the Trade Union Advisory Committee of the OECD (TUAC).
The ILO has told Egypt it must allow independent unions and investigate the murder of Italian labour researcher Giulio Regeni.
April 7, World Health Day, is used by unions to fight for better wages and working conditions for health care workers.
The release of documents from a Panamanian company specializing in tax avoidance schemes shows how rich people and corporations avoid paying their fair share of taxes which could be used to pay for public services.
The 70 million women in unions and their supporters celebrate March 8 as International Women's Day. A RadioLabour Special Report featuring many of the women leaders of the international labour movement.
The Global Labour University (GLU) started a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on March 3, 2016 with the theme of the course "Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy". A special report featuring Frank Hoffer, Senior Research Officer, ILO-ACTRAV.
12 countries have signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership - a trade deal covering 40% of the world's economy and negotiated in secret for corporations.
The government of Bangladesh is failing to live up to the promises it made after the Rana Plaza disaster.
The World Economic Forum has been told to ensure that technological change creates jobs. A RadioLabour programme featuring ITUC General-Secretary Sharan Burrow.
The theme of the 2016 World Economic Forum is the transformation of economies towards even more reliance on electronics and computerized production. A RadioLabour interview with Jyrki Raina, the General-Secretary of IndustriALL.
The UK's right-wing Conservative government has launched the most
vicious attack on unions since the Thatcher regime with its anti-strike Trade Union Bill.
The Public and Commericial Services union (the PCS) in the UK is at the forefront of the labour movement's fight for greener, more sustainable, economies. A RadioLabour interview with Chris Baugh, the Assistant General-Secretary of the PCS
Global supply chains are now moving thousands of people around the world to provide public services. A report featuring PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli.
Chinese authorities are harassing and imprisoning activists trying to organize independent unions in the manufacturing region of Guangdong.
The Iranian government is ensuring teachers can't teach effectively. A RadioLabour interview with Iranian teacher union activist Akbar Zareein.
A RadioLabour interview with Nadja Salson of the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)
Colombia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for labour unionists. A RadioLabour interview with Nick Crook, the head of the international department of UNISON in the UK.
The International Trade Union Confederation is calling on its affilated organizations to pressure national leaders at the Paris climate conference to devise a just transition for workers. A RadioLabour interview with ITUC General-Secretary Sharan Burrow.
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Mexico’s Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) are working to build cross-border education initiatives. A RadioLabour interview with the President of the Texas AFT, Louis Malfaro.
An ILO committee is asking governments to ban the driving company Uber or make it act legally. A RadioLabour interview with Tony Sheldon the National Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) in Australia.
The global union UNI conducted a Week of Action for contact centre workers. A RadioLabour interview with Alan Tate, head of UNI's ICTS department
Labour organizations are helping to reduce the stigma related to HIV/AIDS. A RadioLabour interview with Dr. Asif Altaf, the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator for the International Transport Workers Federation.
Children in the Philippines are being used for underwater mining and sifting for gold with poisonous chemicals
The Bulding and Woodworkers International has held its first Global Migration Conference. A RadioLabour interview with Jin Sook Lee, BWI's Migration, Gender and Campaigns Director
Myrtle Witbooi, the President of the International Domestic Workers' Federation, has been granted the 2015 Fairness award for her work to have domestic workers covered by ILO Convention 189.
New digital technologies will result in millions of job losses unless corporate "digi-sharks" face up to their reponsibilities. A RadioLabour report featuring the General-Secretary of UNI global union, Philip Jennings.
Australia unions have started a campaign to build a better future for the country.
Investment of workers' funds in pension plans should respect the rights of workers employed by the companies being invested in. An interview with Paddy Crumlin, the President of the International Transport Workers Federation.
The United Nations has set its Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years. Education International has been at the forefront of making sure that quality education is one of those goals. EI President Susan Hopgood spoke to the UN Assembly about the necessity for free, public, quality, education.
Wood workers, especially in developing countries, are suffering the effects of climate change. A RadioLabour interview with the President of the Building and Wood Workers International, Per-Olof Sjöö.
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.
East African unions working together for decent work
Free trade deals favour corporations over public policy
Uber creates poverty level jobs
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
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