RadioLabour's Country report for February 8-14, 2019 focuses on UNIFOR's fight against the closing of the GM Oshawa assembly plant with a call to boycott cars made in Mexico. Twenty five hundred workers are losing their jobs. LabourRadio provides an update on organizing efforts.
Also in this week's report:
- Super Bowl ads urging American and Canadian workers to support the boycott. GM said it would sue if they ran, but UNIFOR went ahead anyway.
- The International Labour Organization has renewed its programme to support Maternity Protection At Work with a five point plan for implementation.
- The LabourStart Report about union events in Canada and around the world.
- And singing: Roll the Union On. Joe Glazer. Smithsonian Folkways Records. Used by permission.
RadioLabour is the international labour movement's radio service. It was established nine years ago to report on union issues and events with an emphasis on developing countries. It is now producing country-specific programmes starting with Canada. Its primary reporters are members of The Canadian Freelance Union, a community chapter of UNIFOR. Its host is Marc Bélanger, a former head of the labour education programme of the International Labour Organization in Turin Italy. RadioLabour's reporters are accredited by the International Federation of Journalists.
Image: General Motors/Wikimedia
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