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Global youth unemployment is on the rise

5 September, 2012According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) global unemployment rates among young people will increase from 12.7 per cent in 2012 to 12.9 per cent by 2017.

REPORT: IndustriALL youth projects in Latin America

3 December, 2015Promoting greater participation by women and young people in the labour market is a priority for IndustriALL Global Union. It has two projects specifically designed for Latin America, SASK Youth and FES Youth, which include an exchange programme and education for young members in affiliated unions.

Youth camp mobilizes young workers in the Philippines

25 September, 2019Young trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Philippines participated in the first ever youth camp to look at how unions can promote the welfare and interests of young workers.

Lesotho: Low wages an injustice, say young workers

4 July, 2017At an IndustriALL-organized capacity building meeting for young shop stewards in Maseru, Lesotho, on 1 July, demands for better wages in the garment and textile sector were made to the government of Lesotho. 

IndustriALL launches MENA youth network

8 February, 2017Some 45 young union leaders representing 23 national unions from 10 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) met in Marrakesh, Morocco on 20-21 December 2016 for the IndustriALL Global Union youth conference.

Active young unionists at IndustriALL Congress

7 October, 2016With music, dance and concrete proposals youth participated at IndustriALL´s 2nd Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Young workers discuss Chilean IndustriALL union policies

21 June, 2016Young workers affiliated to IndustriALL unions in Chile met to discuss union policies at a seminar in Santiago on 2 and 3 June.

Increasing young workers' participation in Philippine unions

27 June, 201827 young workers from national labour federations affiliated to IndustriALL met in Quezon City, Philippines, to discuss issues young workers are confronted with, as well as why workers, particularly young people, shy away from joining and participating in union activities.

IndustriALL creates a ‘macro sector’ for manufacturing industries

21 August, 2018Fifty trade union leaders from the ‘macro sector’ of manufacturing industries across Latin American and the Caribbean met for the first time from 13 to 15 August in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their aim was to discuss the future world of work and come up with joint initiatives.

5 reasons to join a union

1 February, 2019There’s never been a more important time to join a union. As 26 billionaires own as many assets as the poorest 50 per cent of the world’s population, ordinary people are finding it harder to make ends meet. Trade unions fight for working people so they get a fairer share of profits, that in turn leads to a healthy economy and stable society. So what do they offer?