‘Jobs Wanted’ – young workers deliver message to Mexico’s Secretary of Labour and G20 Labour Ministers

“42 million young people will be looking for work each year for the next ten years.

“Secretary Velez is in a unique position to represent the needs of millions of young people world-wide to G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. Labour Ministers.

“Supporting decent jobs, with young people being paid the rate for the job, training levies and apprenticeships will help young people find a job, leave home and start a family,” said Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation.

Rosalinda Vélez Juárez Secretary of Labour and Social Prevention, Mexico and Angel Gurría, former Mexican Finance Minister and Secretary-General of the OECD addressed the Labour 20 trade union representatives in Guadalajara 16 May.

The Labour 20 was formed when the G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. formally invited trade unions to work with the G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. to provide direction on creating decent jobs with social protection. The L20 is a permanent group convened under the umbrella of the G20.

The Labour 20 is promoting actions and policies in the five areas to assist working people and the global economy:
- Decent jobs and quality employment
- Youth employment
- Green jobs
- Social protection floor
- Labour rights