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ETUC action day: No to austerity!

14 March, 2013Austerity is not working! Ahead of the European Summit, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is organizing a European trade union action against austerity and for jobs for young people.

ILO reports global unemployment on the rise

24 January, 2013The number of unemployed worldwide rose by 4.2 million in 2012 to over 197 million, a 5.9 per cent unemployment rate, according to the International Labour Organization’s report, Global Employment Trends 2013.

Ukrainian steelworkers fight back against dismissals

13 December, 2012ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plant in Ukraine announced a new wave of dismissals. 446 workers will be cut, which amounts to 1 per cent of the total workforce.

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.

1,000 metalworkers rally against aluminium plant closure in Russia

4 September, 2012On 2 September 1,000 metalworkers rallied against the closing of aluminium production at Bogoslovsky, an aluminium plant in Krasnoturyinsk (Sverdlovsk area, Russia), which is part of the Rusal group.

Support Spanish miners

19 June, 201210,000 coal miners in Spain are on the front-line of the European austerity debate as their workplaces are shutdown by national budget cuts, to pay for the debts of the banks.

Only one in ten in G20 countries believe austerity will work

16 June, 2012G20 leaders must urgently rethink policies and back job-centred growth, demands unions, after a new poll commissioned by the ITUC shows that only one in ten in G20 countries believe austerity will work.