The Euro-zone could lose 4.5 million more jobs in the next four years unless the region shifts away from austerity, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned. That rise would take unemployment in the 17-nation bloc to 22 million.
It is possible to turn the inefficient growth patterns of today’s world economy around but this requires a redefinition of priorities and the political conviction to overcome the dogmas of the past, said ILO chief Juan Somavia, in his addess to the plenary session of the International Labour Conference.
Extreme policies to tackle the crisis in the Euro zone could produce extreme reactions, the outgoing Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Juan Somavia, told the delegates to the 101st International Labour Conference (ilo.org/ilc) that opened in Geneva on Wednesday 30 May.
The world faces the “urgent challenge” of creating 600 million productive jobs over the next decade in order to generate sustainable growth and maintain social cohesion, according to the annual report on global employment by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.
Latin America and the Caribbean experienced rapid employment recovery in 2010 to pre-crisis levels, but the challenge of improving the working conditions of millions of workers still remains, according to data provided by the ILO, which will hold its 17th American Regional Meeting in Chile next week with delegates from 35 countries of the continent.
Latin America and the Caribbean experienced rapid employment recovery in 2010 to pre-crisis levels, according to data provided by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). However, the quality of jobs now being offered to those made jobless in the contracted worldwide recession over the past two years is fast becoming a problem in itself.
The global recession has created a “wasteland of unemployment” that is likely to leave scars on society for years to come, unless action is taken to address the jobs crisis, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned.