Young workers

Young people must have the opportunity for decent jobs. Research consistently shows that young men and women are often marginalised. They must overcome more barriers than adults to secure decent employment. Worldwide, young people are three and a half times more likely to be unemployed. Steps must be taken to ensure that young people have access to education, training, and economic opportunities.

Actions and events against austerity all over Europe

21 September 2012

Major protests against austerity measures are taking place in many European countries.We give you the list of upcoming events:

Youth unemployment getting worse

10 September 2012
Young persons

The spillover of the euro crisis spreads. Jobless rates among young people get worse globally, according to a report from ILO.

Italy: Youth unemployment rising dramatically

05 September 2012
Girl on bicycle

The financial crisis has severe effects on the younger generations. One out of three young Italians are unemployed, according to the Italian National Institute of Statistics.

Internships: Head start or labour trap?

22 August 2012
Young man

Internships can provide valuable work experience to young people. But during economic downturns there is also a risk of abuse.

Young people and trade unions

09 August 2012
A group of young persons

What are the challenges and opportunities facing trade unions when they try and organise young workers?

Philippines: Domestic Workers Convention comes into force

08 August 2012
Woman dusting off mirror

3.4 million workers in the Philippines will have improved conditions as the Philippine senate approved the convention on decent work for domestic workers this week.

Denmark: Au pair spokeswoman must leave the country

07 August 2012
Young Woman

Jean Gocotano, spokeswoman for au pairs in Denmark, has a job for Danish union FOA at hand. But the immigration authorities asks her to leave the country before 23 august.