Sunday 7th October marked the World Day for Decent Work 2012. It's a day when trade unions internationally campaign together on the need to secure access to work, safely organised and decently rewarded, for everyone.
Every year the International Trades Union Confederation brings together hundreds of activities, publications and campaigns, by their member unions in over a hundred countries, carried out by millions of people.
To mark the 2012 World Day for Decent Work, the TUC released 'A decent job?': a report assessing the Department for International Development's (DFID) efforts to secure decent jobs for the world's poor. DFID scores just 25 out of 56 points based on criteria developed from the International Labour Organisation's Decent Work Agenda. You can find out more about the report here.
This year the theme of World Day for Decent Work was youth unemployment. With the global economic crisis still hitting working people hard in every part of the world, young people are amongst the worst affected. In the UK, youth unemployment means we're facing the prospect of a lost generation, unable to access work or meaningful learning opportunities, with many scarred for life by the experience.
You can find out more about World Day for Decent Work internationally, and the global forecast for young people's employment, at the ITUC's special website for the day http://2012.wddw.org
Briefing document (200 words) issued 5 Oct 2012
This page http://www.tuc.org.uk/the_tuc/tuc-21503-f0.cfm
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