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[IWS] ITUC GLOBAL POLL 2013 - ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL OUTLOOK [4 September 2013]

IWS Documented News Service

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

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16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

 

ITUC GLOBAL POLL 2013 - ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL OUTLOOK [4 September 2013]

http://www.ituc-csi.org/economic-and-social-policy/reports-and-other-documents/ituc-global-poll-2013-economic-and

or

http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/ituc_global_poll_2013_web.pdf

[full-text, 35 pages]

 

 

[excerpt]

The global economy is no more stable today than it was six years ago. The

scourge of unemployment and inequality is driving economic instability.

One in two working families are directly impacted by the loss of jobs or the

reduction of working hours. Young women in particular are most affected by the

jobs crisis.

 

Meanwhile, more than half of the world population say their incomes have fallen

behind the cost of living in the past two years.

 

Global citizens feel abandoned by their governments because they are seen

as failing to tackle unemployment and prioritising business interests over the

interests of working families.

 

The state of the world for working families is bleak. Unemployment is again rising

above 200 million and youth unemployment is a problem in nearly every nation.

The ITUC Global Poll 2013 covers the adult populations of Belgium, Brazil, Canada,

China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Spain, the United

Kingdom and the United States. The findings represent the opinions of more than

3.7 billion people, or according to UN estimates about half of the world population.

 

CONTENTS

Executive Summary ................................................................................................4

Personal or family experience of unemployment .....................................................6

Family income and cost of living .............................................................................8

Economic situation ...............................................................................................10

Own financial situation .........................................................................................12

Future generations better or worse off? ................................................................14

Employment prospects for young people ...............................................................16

Union better for workplace ....................................................................................18

Government and unemployment ...........................................................................20

Government prioritises business interests .............................................................22

Work protection laws provide inadequate protection .............................................24

Direction of country ..............................................................................................26

 

The road forward – Five point plan

Job creation policy agenda ........................................................................28

Reasonable wages through fair pay for goods and services .......................29

Labour rights ............................................................................................30

Social protection floor ...............................................................................33

Make large companies pay their taxes ......................................................34

 

Survey Methodology ............................................................................................35

 

 

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