Youth Employment, Job Rights Keys To Economic Recovery, Says New Un

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT, JOB RIGHTS KEYS TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY, SAYS NEW UN LABOUR CHIEF New York, Oct 1 2012 12:05PM With youth accounting for more than one-third of the world’s 200 million unemployed, Guy Ryder, the new Director-General of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), has called for programmes that …

G20 told voters want banks to put something back into the global economy

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) 085/180612 ITUC OnLine G20 told voters want banks to put something back into the global economy. Global poll shows 63% support Financial Transactions Tax Strongest support found in France 88 %, Germany 82%, UK 76 %, USA 63% Los Cabos, Mexico, 18 June 2012 (ITUC …

Keep up pressure on governments for the ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) 082/150612 ITUC OnLine Keep up pressure on governments for the ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention Brussels, 15 June 2012 (ITUC OnLine): On the first anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, trade unions around the world are stepping up their campaign to …

Invitation – June 20, 17.00 – Rio+20 Official Side Event “Sustainable Development in an Unequal World”

Dear Colleague: It is a pleasure for us to invite you to the Official Side Event “Sustainable Development in an Unequal World” that will take place on Wednesday 20th of June at 17.00 at the RioCentro Room T4. During this discussion, world leaders past and present will speak of the …

ITUC OnLine: Young workers call on G20 Labour Ministers to tackle youth unemployment

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 059/070512 Brussels, 14 May 2012 (ITUC OnLine):  Since the economic crisis began, the unemployment rise has hit young people particularly hard and threatens long-term growth potential. Breaking into the particularly damaging cycle of high and rising youth unemployment is necessary to “buy time” …

Growing Green and Decent Jobs

Growing Green and Decent Jobs This is the third in a series of messages we will be sending to keep you up to date on the plans we have put together for the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20, as well as our own associated event – The …

Frozen in time: Gender pay gap remains unchanged for 10 years

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 033/070312 Frozen in time: Gender pay gap remains unchanged for 10 years – Asia shows greatest wage difference between men and women – New industry ranking puts domestic workers on largest gender pay gap – Women in unionised sectors are less likely to …

Workers’ Rights Endangered in Greece

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine Workers’ Rights Endangered in Greece Brussels, 7 February 2012 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has condemned the attacks on workers’ rights in the current demands being made of the Greek government by the European Union and the IMF . The international trade union movement …

ITUC OnLine – Financial Stability Board Must Deliver on G20’s Action Plan

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 001/100112 Financial Stability Board Must Deliver on G20’s Action Plan As the first 2012 plenary of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) meets in Basel, international trade union organisations have submitted their priorities for the FSB. “The FSB’s Action plan for financial reforms has hit …

G20 Employment Task Force Kicks Off With ‘64 Million Jobs’ Challenge To Prevent Double Dip Recession – ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine G20 Employment Task Force Kicks Off With ‘64 Million Jobs’ Challenge To Prevent Double Dip Recession Brussels, 15 December 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international union movement has warned the first meeting of the G20 Task Force on Employment in Mexico City that a failure …