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RadioLabour May 7
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is helping Brazil's right-wing government to privatize a public water system in Rio de Janeiro. Plus labour's plans for the climate crisis.
RadioLabour April 30
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A little H&S committee named April 28 as the International Day of Mourning which is now recognized around the world. Plus Biden's plan to unionize thousands.
RadioLabour April 23
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Canada would gain at least $11 billion per year in corporate tax revenue from a global minimum tax rate at 21 per cent as proposed by U.S. President Joe Biden.
RadioLabour April 16
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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.
rabble radio April 12
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Maureen Huot, one of's rabble rousers to watch, talks about the multiple causes and people she supports, and her thoughts about being an ally.
RadioLabour April 9
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Five unions in Ontario are demanding that teachers and other education workers be vaccinated immediately. Plus more labour news.
RadioLabour April 2
Bangladesh garment workers. Image: Bangladesh Centre for Workers Solidarity. Used by permission.
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.
RadioLabour March 26
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Immigrant women at Canada Goose plants in Winnipeg are trying to unionize. RadioLabour speaks with Jo Ann Pinera of the Workers United Canada Council.
RadioLabour March 19
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Women working in Bolivian mines are subject to violence and sexual harassment while being paid almost nothing. Canada's United Steelworkers are helping.
rabble radio March 12
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Nina Newington and fellow protesters are heading to court for protesting clear-cutting in sensitive moose habitat in southwest Nova Scotia.
RadioLabour March 12
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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.
rabble radio March 5
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Maya Bhullar talks to Sue McKenzie and Linda Mathers about how they organized to have their cottage country municipality declare a climate emergency.
RadioLabour March 5
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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.
RadioLabour February 26
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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.
rabble radio February 25
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In the first of our "rabble rousers to watch" podcasts, we have a conversation about Engage Barrie, a group trying to bring about progressive political change in a very conservative city.
RadioLabour February 19
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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.
RadioLabour February 12
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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.
RadioLabour February 5
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The Ontario Health Coalition organized an online rally to protest 3,638 deaths -- and counting -- in long-term care homes. Labour organizations are demanding action.
RadioLabour January 29
Writers Guild of America picket line. Image credit: John Edwards/Wikimedia Commons
Joe Biden is planning to implement the Protect the Right to Organize Act, which will allow access to unionization for hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers plus weaken so-called "right to work" laws.
RadioLabour January 22
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An interview with UFCW Local 401 communications officer Michael Hughes about the COVID-19 outbreak at the Cargill plant in Alberta where hundreds were infected and two workers died.
RadioLabour January 15
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Bill C-15 would affirm the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is applicable to Canadian law. Unifor's Indigenous Liason Gina Smoke discusses labour's fight to have the bill passed.
RadioLabour January 8
National Mall, Washington, D.C. Image credit: Matti Blume/Wikimedia Commons
As fascism increases in the U.S. and Britain, unions have released a guide on how labour unions can fight back.
rabble radio December 18
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Making video games and other forms of online entertainment are keeping media artists busy during this time. Two video game designers and a D.O.P. for film tell us how COVID is affecting them.
face2face December 16
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Director Hao Wu talks about his important new film "76 Days," bearing witness to the death and rebirth of the city of Wuhan, China, in the early days of the global pandemic.
Talking Radical Radio December 15
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Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler talk about myths and perceptions of the role of Canadian on the international stage, and why they founded the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute earlier this year.
RadioLabour December 11
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RadioLabour's Canada Report: Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. How to confront the far right. And more.
rabble radio December 10
Artwork: Tricia Robinson. Used with permission.
Tricia Robinson is an illustrator, labour organizer and activist from Montreal who has found some new depths to her work and her life during COVID-19.
Talking Radical Radio December 8
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Terry McDowell talks about the work of Strike Poster, a collective of radical artists and graphic designers in Winnipeg.
RadioLabour December 4
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RadioLabour's Canada Report: The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is fighting ideological cuts to advanced education. Global wages fall because of the pandemic. And more.
rabble radio December 3
Portraits of Maxime and Yanet side-by-side. Used with permission
Classical musicians Maxime Despax and Yanet Campbell talk about performances, livestreams and ways of adapting during the pandemic. Also -- we hear some of their music.