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RadioLabour, the long running Canadian-based international labour news program, partners with rabble to produce a weekly Canadian edition. The program is available every Friday afternoon.

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Podcast
May 14, 2021
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Steelworkers' national director to retire

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Ken Neumann, the United Steelworkers' national director, is retiring. He talks with RadioLabour about his career and the future of the labour movement.
Podcast
May 7, 2021
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Canada Pension Plan privatizing in Brazil

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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.
Podcast
Apr 23, 2021
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The world needs a corporate minimum tax

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

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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.
Podcast
Apr 2, 2021
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'How do they go to bed with a clear conscience?'

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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 19, 2021
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Helping women miners in Bolivia

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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.
Podcast
Mar 12, 2021
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Why Ontario needs a workers' budget

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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.
Podcast
Mar 5, 2021
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Labour fights right-wing racist ad on Facebook

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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.
Podcast
Feb 26, 2021
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Uber drivers are workers, says U.K. court

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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.
Podcast
Feb 19, 2021
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Tax the rich

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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.
Podcast
Feb 12, 2021
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Fighting wage controls in Ontario

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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.
Podcast
Jan 29, 2021
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Re-unionizing America

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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.
Podcast
Jan 22, 2021
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Why hundreds were infected at the Cargill meat plant

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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.
Podcast
Dec 11, 2020
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Union rights are human rights

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RadioLabour's Canada Report: Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. How to confront the far right. And more.
Podcast
Nov 20, 2020
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New ways to fight grocery corporations needed

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RadioLabour's Canada Report: Dominion workers won more full-time jobs, but new bargaining strategies needed. The pandemic's effect on women teachers. And more.
Podcast
Nov 13, 2020
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What African unions want from Biden

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RadioLabour's Canada Report: South Africa's COSATU wants a workers first agenda. Why huge data collection on students threatens privacy. And more.

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