A generation scarred by the cuts of austerity

At the risk of sounding nostalgic, some things it seems really were better in the good old days. Depending upon our age, we might quibble about the music or the fashion styles, but there's one thing we can all probably agree on – the job prospects facing young people today are worse than ever. The International Labour Organization, in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012, says an estimated 75 million people between the ages of 15 and 24 will be without work in 2012, an increase of more than 4 million since 200...

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Turning the crisis around: Hope for change from global trade unionism

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<p>One of the earliest priorities of the trade union movement, dating back to the 19th century in many countries, was free public education. This demand was made in order to provide opportunities for the children of workers. It was part of a fight for equality, a fight that is no...

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Opportunities for growth: Inclusive education for the future

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Suddenly the majority of countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development are talking about growth. The words on the lips of everybody who attended the OECD’s Forum last week went further. ‘Inclusive growth’ are the watchwords. The OECD’s homepage m...

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