Friday, February 22, 2013

Different languages, same message: Union Rights in Mexico NOW!

This week the attention of trade unions around the world is focused on Mexico. 10,000 activists from different regions, cultures, industrial sectors and backgrounds, are speaking in different languages through different actions. Their message is clear and united: “We will not give up until Mexican workers get full trade union rights”.

Jobs accord ‘way to go’ to address youth unemployment — ILO

A JOBS accord expected to be signed by social partners later this month to help address youth unemployment is "the way to go", International Labour Organisation (ILO) SA director Vic van Vuuren said on Wednesday, adding that its success would depend entirely on its implementation.
President Jacob Zuma said in his state of the nation address last week that he had asked business, labour and civil society to discuss youth employment incentives last year. He said the parties had concluded discussions and would now sign an accord.