RadioLabour

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.

November 5, 2021

Labour is tackling Amazon world-wide

Labour is tackling Amazon world-wide Unions around the world are campaigning to organize Amazon’s 1.3 million employees. An interview with the General Secretary of UNI Global Union, Christy Hoffman.  And more labour news. Also in RadioLabour’s Report for the week November 1-5, 2021: * The union path to a care society * The Labour Start…

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October 29, 2021

Jerry Dias on Ontario’s disconnect from work law

The Ontario government has introduced legislation called the ‘Working for Workers Act 2021’ which would require companies to develop disconnect from work policies. An interview with the president of Unifor, Jerry Dias. Also in RadioLabour’s Canada Report for the week October 24-29, 2021: * Labour at the COP 26 climate change conference * The LabourStart…

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October 22, 2021

Stanford on the minimum wage Nobel Prize

Why raising the minimum wage doesn’t increase unemployment. The LabourStart Report. And more. Canadian born David Card won the 2021 Nobel prize for economics for his work on how raising minimum wage doesn’t create job losses. An interview with the economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work, Jim Stanford. Also in RadioLabour’s Canada…

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October 15, 2021

Unvaccinated teachers are dying daily

The global organization which represents the Canadian Teachers’ Federation is calling for a world-wide effort to provide vaccine equity and save the lives of teachers and their students in developing countries. Also in RadioLabour’s Canada Report for the week October 10-15, 2021: * Unions and the 15% minimum corporate tax rate * The LabourStart report…

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October 8, 2021

A union labour-rights app for young people

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour has produced a computer app young people can use to learn about Occupational Health and Safety and labour rights. An interview with the SFL’s Taylor Apperly and Deena Kapacila. Also in RadioLabour’s Canada Report for the week October 3-8, 2021: * How unions are reacting to workplace digitalization. * And…

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October 1, 2021

What is reconciliation?

September 30 was the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Unions and their members can help achieve reconciliation. An interview with the Diversity Vice-President for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Debra Merrier. Also in RadioLabour’s Canada Report for the week September 26 to October 1, 2021: How Indian women are using WhatsApp…

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