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Young and Unionized

14 September, 2016Participants at a youth workshop in Gaberone, Botswana brought new energy and a fresh outlook to challenges facing affiliates to build strong unions.

New project launched for young Latin Americans

22 August, 2018A new project aimed at young people has just been launched in Latin America and the Caribbean. With the support of DGB Bildungswerk from Germany, IndustriALL is committed to empowering youth. 

Young workers in Cambodia commit to building union power

21 September, 201835 young trade unionists in Textile, Garment, Shoes and Leather (TGSL) industries from IndustriALL Cambodian affiliates held a workshop in Phnom Penh on 14-15 September on the increasing young workers’ participation in trade unions.

PROFILE: Bhutanese union established with Japanese support

7 January, 2020With the assistance and solidarity support of the Japanese Association of Metal, Machinery and Manufacturing Workers (JAM), affiliated to JCM, the International Labor Union of Bhutan (ILUB) was established in Matsuyama, Japan, on 1 September this year.

Young Nepali unionists demand increased representation

3 April, 2019Twenty-two young trade unionists, including ten women from IndustriALL Global Union Nepali affiliates, met in Hetauda, Nepal, on 26 and 27 March 2019 to strengthen the voice of youth in the union movement. 

Young Filipino trade unionists optimistic about their future

19 December, 2018Thirty-three participants aged between 20 to 35 years from ten Philippine trade unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, attended a national young workers’ training workshop, and showed their commitment to being dynamic actors in society.

Our future, our union – IndustriALL Women’s Conference demands transformative agenda

21 November, 2019More than 200 women from trade unions in 60 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 and 19 November for IndustriALL Global Union’s World Women’s Conference and called for a transformative agenda to achieve gender equality in unions and at work.

Empowering young union leaders

18 December, 2019More than 25 young leaders from Middle East and North African (MENA) countries met in Casablanca, Morocco, on 4-6 November to discuss how to promote youth issues in their unions and increase participation at national and regional levels. The meeting is part of a project aimed at empowering young trade union leaders in the region.

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.

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.