Introduction to the Global Financial Crisis Unions’ Watch

In this webpage the ITUC jointly with TUAC gathers articles, statements, press releases and opinions from trade unions on the financial crisis, its causes, the impact on society, the economy and particular groups, the responses and the efforts of states and International Organizations and the solutions, including proposals for world-wide solutions, implementation of the Decent Work agenda and Green Jobs.

The global financial crisis poses great threats to international growth and development, particularly in the world of work. Some governments have introduced measures such as national recovery plans and long-term stabilization strategies to fight the economic recession. There are already millions more unemployed and groups like women and youth have been particularly affected.