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A podcast from the International Transport Workers' Federation, where we look at anything that affects transport workers: any issue, any area, any place

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A podcast from the International Transport Workers' Federation, where we look at anything that affects transport workers: any issue, any area, any place

    Domestic violence in the context of Covid-19

    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. 

    • 31 min
    So, what now? Transport and unions after COVID-19.

    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.

    • 35 min
    Covid-19 and the ILO's role

    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

    • 31 min
    Covid-19 and the future of public transport

    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 

    • 26 min
    Covid-19: women's advocacy and Covid-19

    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 

    • 26 min
    Covid-19: impact on informal transport workers

    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 

    • 21 min

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AndyPKG ,

A delight

Such a fascinating conversation. I didn’t think I had much of an interest in this subject, but it really hooked me in. The host has intelligent questions and is well informed, and the guest is really good at making her subject accessible.

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