UK trapped in ‘vicious spiral’ of falling wages and depressed investment

International Labour Organisation warns of threat of rising child poverty in Britain if measures to combat unemployment are not introducedBritain must do more to get companies investing and banks lending if it wants to turn around a stagnant labour market that has seen long-term unemployment double since the financial crisis began.That is the warning from […]
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A new role for the ILO in the world economy | Mark Weisbrot

Poised to elect a new director general, the International Labor Organization needs to challenge the pro-austerity consensusThe Troika – the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission, and the IMF – is dragging Europe into its second recession in three years. The ECB by itself has the ability to end this crisis, by guaranteeing low […]
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Global unemployment outlook gloomy, warns ILO

Long-term unemployed at risk of exclusion from jobs market, says International Labour OrganisationUnemployment has risen in two-thirds of European countries since 2010 as austerity hit growth and jobs, the International Labour Organisation has said.In its annual world of work report, the Geneva-based ILO warned that the weaknesses in the labour market were becoming ingrained, with […]
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Lord Brett

Leading figure in the trade union movement, keen to realise its international influenceLord Brett, better known as Bill Brett, who has died aged 70 after a long illness, was general secretary of the Institution of Professionals, Managers and Specialists (IPMS, and now called Prospect) between 1989 and 1999. He chaired the governing body of the […]
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