The right-wing Bolsanaro government in Brazil is privatizing public systems ahead of an election it will probably lose. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is helping by funding a private company which is taking over the profitable water system of the state of Rio de Janeiro. An interview with Euan Gibb, the Regional Assistant for the Inter-America's region of the global union Public Services International.
Also in RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week May 2-7, 2021:
• The international labour movement's plans to confront the climate crisis
• The LabourStart report about union events
• And singing: "You Knew Granpa You Knew"
Music: The Victorian Labour Choir. Used by permission.
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