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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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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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Open hearing in EP

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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European Parliament

Parliament’s youth resolution is a step, not a solution

The European Parliament has sent a welcome, yet smokeless signal on Thursday 17 July by adopting a resolution on Youth Employment during its last session before the summer break. The six sectoral European trade union federations (ETUFs), uniting over 30 million workers and organisers through the “Enough of their crisis – back to our future” […]

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Youth Guarantee fails to fulfil its promises

The six European trade union federations (ETUFs) and their combined membership of 30 million workers who are powering the campaign “Enough of their crisis – back to our future”, are deeply concerned that the Italian Government, which has just this month commenced its Presidency of the EU, has cancelled the Inter-Ministerial Summit on Youth Employment […]

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No future for young workers in the postal sector?

The European Commission promised that liberalisation of the postal sector would generate jobs. But what kind of jobs have been created? The postal sector faces many challenges. More and more European citizens communicate via email or the internet. ‘E-substitution’ is the key world, which has resulted in decreasing letter volumes. At the same time, the […]

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Youth unemployment and public services

Everyone talks about youth employment as a major issue for European politics. In fact this has been the case for a long time; already in the first quarter of 2011, the employment rate for the young dropped to the lowest level ever recorded in the EU: 32.9%. Now in early 2014 the unemployment rate has […]

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ETUC Youth Committee declaration on the results of EU Elections

Meeting of the ETUC Youth Committee, 24 June 2014 Young Europeans have been severely affected by the austerity policies implemented at national level, in particular in the countries under the Troika. Unemployment, precariousness, growing exclusion from social protection and education, discrimination and uncertainty are on the rise across Europe and are a clear threat to […]

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European elections 2014

European elections show youth dissatisfaction

The 2014 European Parliament election results send a clear message that European citizens – including precarious young workers and jobseekers – feel that European decision-makers have not done enough to address unemployment and guarantee the participation of young people in the European labour market. The stable level of abstention and regrettable success of Eurosceptic and […]

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