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Multinational companies dominate almost every area of our lives, but campaign group Corporate Responsibility (@corecoalition) works to make sure they behave ethically. @simonsapper talks to CORE director @marilyncroser about their work

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November is the TUC’s Young Workers’ Month. @simonsapper talks to the @TUCYoungworkers’ Kathryn Mackridge about the importance of unions engaging young people, what the month hopes to achieve, and her own journey into activism

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Caring for Calais

The migrant crisis still gripping Europe is thebiggest humanitarian challenge  since 1945, and nowhere is it moreapparent than  in the Calais refugee camp, just 21 miles from Dover. Sowhat is like to  be in “The Jungle” as it is known? How can we help insuch a desperate situation?  Why would we want to anyway? And why is thisan issue for the CWU and all unions?  Simon Sapper talks  to twopeople with direct experience of caring for Calais.

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CWUYouth talks to Becky Wright, Director of Unions 21 about her experiences of youth organising and being a young female activist in a male-dominated environment.


For information on Unions 21 visit their website: 
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CWUYouth joined pro-public ownership campaign group We Own It for a catch up, to celebrate their third birthday and hear about the  government’s latest and most audacious Great British Sell Off. With Cat Hobbs and Simon Sapper.


For more information on We Own It visit: www.weownit.org.uk
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Organising young workers is key for the CWU’s survival. In this podcast  former South London, Surrey and North Hampshire Branch Youth Officer Dean Reason and his successor Jonathan Young talk about how and why they have been so successful in doing just this.

If you wish to get more involved in the union please contact your local branch or email youth@cwu.org 

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CWU is backing the movie of the story of the London recruits– young men and women who in the early 1970s travelled from the UK to join theanti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The story of who they were, what theydid and how it changed history has remained hidden – until now. This podcastwith the film’s producers Gordon and James, and one of the London recruitsthemselves, Steve, tells you all about it. 

For more information please visit: www.londonrecruits.com 

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Nicaragua, ALBA and us

Nicaragua is a small,impoverished Central American country with a population of six million with avery turbulent history of invasions and intervention by the UnitedStates.  Today, Nicaragua is a member of ALBA, an alliance of socialistcountries of the region based on solidarity, fair trade and coming up withtheir own solutions  to problems of poverty and inequality. Helen Yuill ofthe Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group talks about Nicaragua, ALBA and whytrade union solidarity is important.

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In our latest podcast, Chris Webb describes his role in saving  Plymouth Argyle FC – and how the lessons and  skills from  that are now being used to drive the CWU’s People’s Post campaign, ahead of our rally in Manchester on 5 October 2015.

More information on the CWU's People Post campaign can be found here.

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The housing crisis is insane and it is a lack of political will and not just homes that is to blame. So says Betsy Dillner, director of campaign group Generation Rent.  In this podcast she tells CWU Youth why the battle is one that we can win, but that first the organisation has to face down a threat to its very existence.

To donate and help Generation Rent to continue to do their work please visit their crowdfunding page.

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