Monday, October 17, 2005

podcasts prove there's power in the (electrical) union

Unions are turning to new media such as podcasts to counter the $110 million industrial relations campaign by employers and the Federal Government that will affect the nation's 10 million workers.

Phil Cleary, a former independent member for the federal seat of Wills, and now a podcaster for the Electrical Trades Union, says the union's podcast, The Spark, launched last month, unites workers worldwide.

'Podcasting is just a great way to communicate with our members,' says Mr Cleary, a former radio personality who is handling the union's communications strategy. 'A hundred years ago, unions talked about industrial workers of the world uniting. Now the technology enables members to unite around issues.'

hear the podcast here. rss link

Sunday, October 09, 2005

doopdesign launch Irish Emigrant News Podcast

doopdesign in association with Irish Emigrant Publications has launched an audio version of the long running (17 years) internet publication 'Irish Emigrant News'. Each Sunday/Monday a ten minute audio version covers a selection of this weeks news stories from Ireland. The free news service for the global Irish community in a podcast is available at the links below.

With news from Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Down, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Derry, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow this podcast has the country covered.

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