The leaders of the G20 group of countries are meeting in Ankara, Turkey, November 15 and 16, 2015. A RadioLabour interview with Sharan Burrow, the General-Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation.
Low wage workers in 270 US cities demonstrated and went on strike for a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to join unions on November 10, 2015.
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.
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.
To ensure that future pandemics such as ebola are contained quickly strong public sector health care unions are needed. A RadioLabour report featuring Jasper Goss, the Project Officer of Public Services International.
Qatar is passing sham labour laws to say it is protecting workers' rights as it prepares for the 2022 World Cup of Football.
The football club FC Barcelona has been told to end its sponsorship deal with Qatari Airlines because of the medieval way the airline treats its workers.
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 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 global union UNI conducted a Week of Action for contact centre workers. A RadioLabour interview with Alan Tate, head of UNI's ICTS department
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
Thousands of women in India rebel against established union and form new union.
The International Trade Union Confederation is calling on unions to support an international labour standard to help stop gender-based violence at work.
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
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.
Australia unions have started a campaign to build a better future for the country.
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.
The ITUC has called on unionists around the world to help free 1,000 young Mauritanian women who are being kept as slaves in Saudia Arabia
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
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.
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 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
More RadioLabour feature programmes
The November 27 , 2015
Every Friday Derek Blackadder reports on union events around the world