AFL-CIO Next Up Young Workers Summit – Day 1


September 30, 2011

Young workers from the Indian Ocean come together in an organising workshop

16 young transport workers from Mauritius and Madagascar which are part of the ITF’s Indian Ocean region in Africa came together from 5-9 September 2011 to discuss the challenges they are facing, acquire and share knowledge, and add momentum to the action plans that were developed in the first Africa young workers meeting in Senegal […]


Les jeunes demandent des emplois dans l`Économie Verte

Le 27 Septembre, pendant l`ouverture de la Conférence Internationale Tunza pour les Enfants et les Jeunes à Bandung, Indonésie, plus de 1,400 participants ont souligné le besoin d`opportunités d`emploi au sein de l`Économie Verte. Ils ont également mis en cause le manque d`initiatives d`Emplois Verts et les pénuries des compétences comme des obstacles majeurs à […]


September 29, 2011

Los jóvenes piden empleos en la Economia Verde

 El 27 de Septiembre, durante la apertura de la Conferencia Internacional Tunza de Niños y Jóvenes, en Bandung, Indonesia, mas de 1,400 participantes subrayaron la necesidad de Oportunidades de Empleo dentro de la Economía Verde. También destacaron la falta de iniciativas de Empleos Verdes y de competencias como barreras mayores al crecimiento del empleo y […]


September 28, 2011

Youth movement calls for Jobs in Green Economy

On the 27th September, at the opening of the Tunza International Conference for Children and Youth in Bandung, Indonesia, over 1,400 participants highlighted the need for Job Opportunities in a Green Economy. They also pointed out the lack of Green Job initiatives and skill shortages as major constraints to employment growth and the transition to […]


A Young Worker Organiser from Ghana talks…

The ITF Africa regional office in Nairobi organised a workshop on capacity building and effective communication for young workers.  The workshop venue was in Burundi and it took place between 22-25 August 2011, with some representatives from a host of member countries participating, including Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. Osman Ibrahim from the General Transport, […]


September 26, 2011

March over exploitation at Exel-operated distribution centre

Thousands are backing a march in a US town today to demand living-wage jobs for locals and to back overseas students who alleged exploitation at a US distribution plant, operated by a DHL company. Pennsylvania workers, unemployed residents and unionists as well as the overseas students who worked at the plant under the J-1 visa […]


European affiliates come together to tackle key challenges faced by young workers

70 delegates from 28 countries will come together in Latvia tomorrow (Monday 26 September), to discuss the future of young workers and what can be done to implement changes to ensure that more are attracted into trade unions and the transport sector. The Transunion Young Workers Conference is a two day meeting bringing together affiliates from […]


September 25, 2011

World Youth Demand Strong Measures to Overcome Unemployment

Singapore, 5 September  2011 (ITUC OnLine):  Young trade unionists from all over the world are meeting in Singapore today and tomorrow to discuss the dramatic situation of young people looking for a job. The ITUC Youth Committee is a body set up by the ITUC General Council, equal in its composition, with men and women […]


September 6, 2011