Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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Episode date 6 August 2012
Interviews and reports
Canadian unions fight steep decline
Canada’s two biggest, private-sector unions are considering a merger. They want to stave off a decline in their membership as well as corporate and government attacks on their power. 

“Private sector unionization rates have fallen about fifty per cent in thirty years,” said Prof. Mike Moffatt who teaches at the business school of the University of Western Ontario. “So we’ve seen a dramatic loss of power of private-sector unions that we haven’t seen in the public sector.”

RCI's Lynn Desjardins found out that...
Canadian Sikh reaction to Wisconsin shooting
AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps
Canadian Sikhs have reacted with shock and prayers to the shooting tragedy in a Sikh temple in the American state of Wisconsin on August 5.

To find out more RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Bikramjit Singh, the president of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara the day after the shooting.

The Gurdwara is one of the largest Sikh temples in North America. It's in Canada's Pacific coast city of Surrey, which is home to many Canadian Sikhs, and is holding a prayer and candle vigil on August 7, and through the rest of the week.
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