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The only way to take back our future is together!

It’s not right that young workers in Europe today are paying for the Euro crisis. A crisis that we did not cause! Young workers, especially young women and migrants, have been caught in a trap of precarious employment, low paid jobs and unpaid internships. The austerity measures which have been the EU’s response to get […]

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The ETUC, NGOs and the refugee crisis at the heart of EFFAT Youth Committee talks

The EFFAT Youth Committee gathered in Brussels on 29 January. The meeting focused on the response of trade unions to the challenges that young people are facing and explored ways of cooperating with the ETUC, NGOs and civil society organisations, including the European Youth Forum. EFFAT also invited a representative from the Belgian Red Cross […]

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Seeking guarantees for the Youth Guarantee!

With youth unemployment over 22% across the EU*, and a shocking 53% in Spain*, European trade unions are demanding that funding for the EU’s Youth Guarantee is extended. Youth representatives of the European Trade Union Confederation and European sectoral trade union Federations met European Employment and Social Affairs Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on Thursday 21 January […]

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Is trade unionism not for young people?

The Youth Committee of Sindel together with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation organised an international meeting of youth from the 19th until the 21st of June in Póvoa do Lanhoso – Portugal, under the theme “Is trade unionism not for young people?” This meeting aimed at supporting the efforts of unions to better attract and integrate […]

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MEP Evelyn Regner backs Back2OurFuture youth campaign

Austrian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Evelyn Regner has expressed her support for the Back2OurFuture campaign that aims to tackle youth unemployment. Referring to the campaign, she said that “this clearly shows the kind of vision of European policy that young people have”. “Huge amounts are being spent to save the banks but when […]

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ETUFs call on President Juncker to demonstrate commitment to youth employment

The ETUC and the six European Trade Union Federations who power the Back 2 our Future campaign have joined forces in calling the European Commission to show genuine commitment in tackling the youth employment crisis in Europe. In a joint letter sent to European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker and Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs […]

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COMING UP: European Youth Conference on the integration of young workers in Trade Unions – Croatia 14/15 May 2015

We are almost ready!! The six European Trade Union Federations – EFBWW, EFFAT, EPSU, ETF, INDUSTRIALL, UNI-EUROPE – with the support of the European Commission, have organized a European Youth conference on Empowering the integration of younger workers in the European Manufacturing, Transport, Food, Services, Construction and Wood Industries which will take place in Cavtat […]

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Young workers describe “emergency situation” to all major European Parliament groups

Young trade union shop stewards working in some of the key sectors of Europe’s economy – including transport, public services, food production, retail, metal, and media and the arts – drew a full crowd in the European Parliament on Tuesday 14 October to describe the dire reality facing young workers and jobseekers today. To further […]

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Follow live: Young workers go head-to-head with young MEPs

Young workers enter in direct dialogue with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) at a round table debate organised by six European Trade Union Federations* (ETUFs). The MEP s- many of whom are young themselves and who are members of the European Parliament Committees on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) or Economic and Monetary Affairs […]

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Eurofound report on school-to-work transition

On 24 July, Eurofound, the European Union agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, published a report that maps the youth transitions in Europe. The publication analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe and the amount of time it takes to start the first job after education. The authors acknowledge […]

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