As a result of the New Voices in Labour Studies conference, I was recently featured on the Off the Hour radio show about labour (15 March). Its on CKUT, a community radio station out of McGill University in Montreal. The archives can be found here.
The interview was conducted on-the-spot, immediately after it was requested. At the end, the interviewer (David Tacium) quotes another presenter, who said there were 200 million workers in slave labour worldwide. I’m not sure where that presenter got his figures. There are all sorts of challenges to measuring these phenomena – statistically, politically, etc. – and some might argue that these estimates are not helpful anyway. As I state in the interview, it depends where you draw the line. For the record, though, the International Labour Organisation estimates that there are a minimum of 12.3 million people in some form of forced labour worldwide.