Marc Belanger

Podcast
Apr 16, 2021
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Why the union vote at Amazon lost

RadioLabour
Amazon workers were subject to intense anti-union tactics by management. National Organizing Director of the AFL-CIO Richard Bensinger discusses the implications for Canada.
Podcast
Apr 9, 2021
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Stop education workers from getting sick

RadioLabour
Five unions in Ontario are demanding that teachers and other education workers be vaccinated immediately. Plus more labour news.
Podcast
Apr 2, 2021
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'How do they go to bed with a clear conscience?'

RadioLabour
Garment workers in Bangladesh earn $6 a day doing unsafe jobs. And Canadian companies are at fault. The United Steelworkers are trying to help. Plus more labour news.
Podcast
Mar 26, 2021
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Expensive coats and poor wages at Canada Goose

RadioLabour
Immigrant women at Canada Goose plants in Winnipeg are trying to unionize. RadioLabour speaks with Jo Ann Pinera of the Workers United Canada Council.
Podcast
Mar 19, 2021
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Helping women miners in Bolivia

RadioLabour
Women working in Bolivian mines are subject to violence and sexual harassment while being paid almost nothing. Canada's United Steelworkers are helping.
Podcast
Mar 12, 2021
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Why Ontario needs a workers' budget

RadioLabour
The Ontario government is planning to release a new budget on March 24. Labour says it needs to include adequate sick days, a decent minimum wage, safety for workers and more.
Podcast
Mar 5, 2021
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Labour fights right-wing racist ad on Facebook

RadioLabour
A right-wing group is running an ad saying racialized groups should not get vaccine priority. The Canadian Labour Congress is running an online campaign against the ad.
Podcast
Feb 26, 2021
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Uber drivers are workers, says U.K. court

RadioLabour
The Supreme Court in the U.K. has ruled that Uber drivers are not independent contractors. They are workers employed by the company so deserve to be compensated as such.
Podcast
Feb 19, 2021
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Tax the rich

RadioLabour
The top 1 per cent of wealthy people in Canada own about 25 per cent of all the wealth in the country. Unions and the Broadbent Institute are calling for Canada's wealthy to pay their fair share.
Podcast
Feb 12, 2021
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Fighting wage controls in Ontario

RadioLabour
Ontario's unions say Bill 124, which restricts wage increases and benefit improvements in the public sector, violates bargaining rights enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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