Workers On Wednesday 12 October 2016
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Labour Voices on the Airwaves!

Communicating is a basic human need. It is vital to our lives and building our communities and organisations. Over the last 20 years the explosion of cell phones and internet has dramatically improved the way we communicate. When these were introduced in South Africa during the mid-1990’s, the government through the Minister of Communications, Jay Naidoo, promised that the new technology would ensure cheap and easy access to communications for all, especially for the rural poor.

However, the high cost of communicating has undermined this promise by government. Today, the high costs of air-time and data means that most working class people cannot afford the benefits of telecommunication technologies.

GUESTS
Mark Weinberg
National Co-ordinator
Right 2 Know Campaign (R2K)

Carlos Rey-Moreno
Telecommunications
UWC

Charley Lewis
Senior Lecturer
School of Literature, Language and Media
Wits University

Workers On Wednesday 5 October 2016
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Labour Voices on the Airwaves!

Call in on 089 110 4207 to join the discussion

Since 2008, the International Trade Union Confederation, (ITUC) has been organising the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW), the 7th October and takes place on Friday. Cosatu has organised a one-strike action in support of several demands. The ITUC also organises activities across the globe involving over 100 countries and millions of people for this day. In today’s show we find out more about the importance of this day that’s dedicated to decent work and how it’s being taken up in South Africa and the region.

GUESTS
Solly Phetoe
Deputy General Secretary
COSATU

Inviolata Chinyangarara
Senior Workers Specialist
ILO

Riefdah Ajam
Parliamentary Officer
FEDUSA

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