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With the global economic crisis still hitting working people hard in every part of the world, trade unions around the world will organise mobilisations, events and activities on October 7 to demand decent jobs and full respect for workers’ rights.
This year, the crisis in youth employment be a prominent feature of the activities through the World day for decent work.
Official figures show that 75 million young people are without jobs across the world, many millions more are trapped in informal or precarious work, and tens of millions of new job seekers have no prospect of finding work, or education and training to equip them for work in the future. Youth unemployment is as high as 60% in some countries, and a whole generation of young people faces exclusion from the labour market. This is a social and economic time-bomb.
Activities and the focus on different Decent Work issues will vary from country to country. A WDDW website will be launced shortly. On this page you will be able to follow events around the world, and to post onto the site reports, pictures, videos etc.
Read the letter on World day for decent work from Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC.