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Economy & Jobs 27-05-2020

One in six young people has stopped working since the pandemic started

Some 17.1% of employed young people across the globe have stopped working since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and those who have remained in work have seen their working hours reduced by 23%, according to a report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), published on Wednesday (27 May).
Coronavirus 25-03-2020

COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

The human dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response, as all aspects of our future will be affected - economic, social and developmental. Our response must be urgent and coordinated on a global scale, and should immediately deliver help to those most in need, writes Guy Ryder.
Economy & Jobs 14-03-2018

ILO concerned about the future of social dialogue

If social dialogue is to remain useful it will have to adapt to changes in the labour market. New, atypical forms of work have blurred the lines of the employee-employer relationship. The representativeness of these relations is a key issue. EURACTIV.fr reports.

A new approach to employment should be ‘Decent Work’

Work is vitally important to us all. As well as earning our keep, jobs put us in touch with the society around us. The concept of 'Decent Work' could help bring adequate incomes, as well as dignity, safety and respect to the workplace, writes Stephen Pursey.
Development Policy 14-10-2013

India’s caste campaigners win EU backing to end ‘apartheid’ conditions

Campaigners from south Asia have welcomed an EU resolution passed on Thursday against caste-based discrimination, which they hope will help to push the issue on to the agenda at trade talks between the EU and countries like Nepal, India and Sri Lanka.

Will the old continent lose its youth?

Young Europeans entering the labour market today have a much harder time than their parents or grandparents. In Greece and Spain where the crisis has cut the jobs the most, there are now more unemployed young people than employed. This casts a dark shadow on the whole society, hope is scarce. Desperation is becoming a norm, writes MEP Tarja Cronberg.
Development Policy 02-05-2013

EU pressures Bangladesh to improve labour standards

The European Union is considering trade action against Bangladesh, which has preferential access to EU markets for its garments, to pressure the country to improve safety standards after a building collapse killed more than 400 factory workers.

Higher social standards could drive economic recovery

Social measures such as fair pay for workers and financial support for the unemployed are helping to protect jobs and underpin economic recovery worldwide, experts claimed at an international conference in Brussels yesterday (11 October).