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Asia Pacific Currents

International solidarity at the LabourStart Conference

May 23, 2016
| Labour updates of workers' struggles in the Asia-Pacific region and report-back on the Global Picketline concept and the LabourStart Conference.
Length: 29:26 minutes (13.47 MB)

What happens to TFWs and service workers displaced from Fort McMurray?

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Workers in Fort McMurray come from all over the world.  Not all of them work in the oil sands.  Some work in fast food restaurants, gas stations, as caretakers, in part time and temporary jobs that often are not covered by protections like EI.  Many are temporary foreign workers who have even fewer protections under the law and are often tied by a closed permit to a particular employer.  

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The Urban Worker Project: A new organization for new forms of work

May 18, 2016
| Former MP Andrew Cash talks about a new organization for contract, freelance and micro-self-employed workers.
Length: 28:01 minutes (25.66 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

Workers take on electronics company in the Philippines

May 17, 2016
| Labour updates on workers' struggles in the Asia-Pacific region and the strike by Filipino electronics workers.
Length: 29:26 minutes (13.48 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

Workers stand against the new labour law in Cambodia

May 11, 2016
| Updates on workers' struggles in Asia and interview with Sineat Yon, labour activist, on the new labour law in Cambodia.
Length: 30:09 minutes (13.81 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

The fight for health and safety at Samsung in South Korea

April 29, 2016
| Labour updates of workers' struggles in the Asia-Pacific region and interview with Dr. Kong on the fight to have safe workplaces at Samsung.
Length: 29:51 minutes (13.67 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

The Rana Plaza collapse : Three years on and still no justice for murdered workers

April 22, 2016
| Three years on from the Rana Plaza collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, there is still no justice for workers. Also, regional labour updates
Length: 29:24 minutes (13.46 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

Palestine: A one-state solution to the present impasse?

April 22, 2016
| Labour struggles from the Asia Pacific region and interview on the Palestinian issue.
Length: 31:01 minutes (14.2 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

The fight for civil rights by Polynesians in New Zealand

April 22, 2016
| Updates on labour struggles from the region and an interview with Will Ilolahia on racism and Polynesian people in New Zealand.
Length: 30:40 minutes (14.04 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

The Syrian civil war: Perspectives from the region

April 22, 2016
| Interview with Lebanese activist Farah Kobaissy on the Syrian civil war and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.
Length: 30:00 minutes (13.74 MB)
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