Domestic violence in the context of Covid-19
Guests: Barb MacQuarrie and Sheela Naikwade Host: Neha Prakash Song Credit: Around the corner by James Nick Solder / The Corner In our latest show we talk about what Covid-19 means for workers affected by domestic violence. Barb MacQuarrie and Sheela Naikwade share their thoughts on the visible spikes in domestic violence cases, why domestic violence should be considered a workplace issue and some useful tips for anyone suffering from domestic violence at home. Disclaimer: Due to technical issues the speaking parts for Sheela Naikwade had to be re-recorded with a help of a voice over artist.
July 07, 2020
So, what now? Transport and unions after COVID-19.
Guest: Steve Turner Host: Sean Sayer Song Credit: Around the corner by James Nick Solder / The Corner In our latest show we talk about the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on transport workers. Unite’s Steve Turner shares his thoughts on what action needs to be taken to ensure safe working environments and a fair and stable future for our frontline heroes.
May 18, 2020
Covid-19 and the ILO's role
Guest: Maria Helena Andre Host: Ruwan Subasinghe Song Credit: Around the corner by James Nick Solder / The Corner In our fourth special show about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on working people, ITF legal director Ruwan Subasinghe talks to Maria Helena Andre, director of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) bureau for workers' activities (ACTRAV). Maria Helena Andre talks about the ILO's role during this crisis, the threat to the rights of working people and how the world of work might change. For more information about the ITF's response to the Covid-19 crisis, visit here: https://www.itfglobal.org/covid-19 ACTRAV's website is here: https://www.ilo.org/actrav/lang--en/index.htm
April 27, 2020
Covid-19 and the future of public transport
Guest: Mohamed Mezghani Host: Alana Dave Song Credit: Around the corner by James Nick Solder / The Corner In our third special show about the impact of Covid-19 on working people, ITF urban transport director Alana Dave, talks to Mohamed Mezghani, UITP secretary general. The UITP is the international organisation for public transport authorities and operators. Mohamed Mezghani talks about the effects on public transport services during the pandemic, the role of workers and how public transport must remain central to modern life after the crisis. For more information about the ITF's response to the Covid-19 crisis, visit here: https://www.itfglobal.org/covid-19 As part of the ITF’s Our Public Transport programme (http://ourpublictransport.org), a statement and set of demands has been published in response to Covid-19 which is here: https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/covid-19-urban-transport-workers-key-response-and-long-term-recovery Also, the ITF and UITP has published this joint statement: https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/covid-19-pandemic-continuity-passenger-transport-services-crucial
April 22, 2020
Covid-19: women's advocacy and Covid-19
Guests: Eva Guta and Lisa Kelly Host: Kim Rojas Song Credit: Around the corner by James Nick Solder / The Corner In our second special show about how the Covid-19 response is affecting working people, ITF project specialist (ending violence against women transport workers) Kim Rojas talks to Lisa Kelly and Eva Guta. Lisa Kelly is the national director of the women's department from Unifor the union, Canada, and Eva Guta is a labour and community activist in Canada, with over 20 years of dedication to stopping violence against women. They talk about the particular effects on working women of the Covid-19 crisis, and how the Unifor women's advocate program is responding. The programme was started in 1989, it supports women and men facing violence at work and at home. There is more about the Unifor women's advocate program here: https://www.unifor.org/en/member-services/equality/women/unifors-ground-breaking-womens-advocate-program For more information about the ITF's response to the Covid-19 crisis, visit here: https://www.itfglobal.org/covid-19 The ITF women transport workers' department website is here: https://www.itfglobal.org/en/focus/women
April 15, 2020
Covid-19: impact on informal transport workers
Guest: Dan Mihadi Host: Alana Dave Song Credit: Around the corner by James Nick Solder / The Corner In this special show about the Covid-19 response, ITF urban transport director Alana Dave talks to Dan Mihadi. Dan Mihadi is the general secretary of the Transport and Allied Workers' Union (TAWU), Kenya, and he explains how daily life has changed in Nairobi and the challenges face by informal and formal public transport workers in his union. For more information about the ITF's response to the Covid-19 crisis, visit here: https://www.itfglobal.org/covid-19 As part of the ITF’s Our Public Transport programme (http://ourpublictransport.org), a statement and set of demands has been published in response to Covid-19 which is here: https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/covid-19-urban-transport-workers-key-response-and-long-term-recovery Also, there is a joint statement with employers: https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/covid-19-pandemic-continuity-passenger-transport-services-crucial
April 09, 2020
Boys and girls jobs
Guest: Professor Tessa Wright Host: Jodi Evans Song Credit: Around the corner by James Nick Solder / The Corner On this show we talk about the fact that women are not 'all over the place' in the transport industry, and what needs to be done to address this inequality. The conversation is about the gender-segregated nature of the transport industry, its impacts, the intersection of this issue and technology, how transport and other industries are achieving positive change – or not – and what can and should be done by employers, unions, and the institutions that finance transport projects to ensure all workers have access to safe and decent transport jobs. Jodi Evans, ITF women transport workers and gender equality officer, talks with Professor Tessa Wright from the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, Queen Mary University of London. We also hear from Jasmin Labarda, a shipping Captain from the Philippines as an extract from a short film telling the story of three women working in male-dominated transport jobs, which you can see here: https://youtu.be/9uGS7J6IVcE Please complete this three-question survey - we want to know your experiences, we want to know about gender segregation where you work : https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/itfboysandgirls For information about the ITF women's department, visit here: https://www.itfglobal.org/en/campaigns/international-womens-day-2020 The ITF has produced a report about the impact of the future of work for women in public transport, which is here: https://www.itfglobal.org/en/reports-publications/impact-future-work-women-in-public-transport And this article looks at how new technology could affect the future of work for women: https://www.itfglobal.org/en/focus/automation/new-technologies---the-future-of-work-for-women Access to decent sanitary facilities, sanitation systems, and most importantly the ability to use them when needed, is truly a global issue that is widely and deeply felt by all transport workers. Click here for the ITF Sanitation Charter: https://www.itfglobal.org/en/reports-publications/itf-sanitation-charter Finally, the ITF and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) have a joint agreement to strengthen women’s employment in public transport, which is here: https://www.itfglobal.org/en/reports-publications/itfuitp-positive-employer-gender-policy
March 04, 2020