Unions fight surge to privatize Ontario's health care: RadioLabour's Canada Report for March 15-22, 2019

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Unions fight surge to privatize Ontario's health care - RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week March 15 to 22, 2019

Unions in Ontario are campaigning against the Conservative government's legislative push to privatize large parts of the province's health care system. An interview with the President of CUPE's Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, Michael Hurley.

Also in RadioLabour's Canada Report for March 15-22, 2019:

• There are 150,000 domestic workers in Canada, most of them women from the Philippines. A report on how domestic workers in the Philippines are struggling nationally and internationally for respect and decent work.
• The LabourStart report about union events in Canada and around the world 
• And singing: "We Do the Work" by Jon Fromer. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Used by permission.

Image: Pixabay: Clinic/medical health centre

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.

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