ILO: 20 millioner flere arbejdsløse det kommende år
Det internationale LO´s chef Juan Somavia udtaler at “antallet af arbejdsløse kan stige til 210 millioner i slutningen af 2009 mod 190 millioner i 2007 “.
I forbindelse med fremlæggelsen af ILO´s raport om følgerne af den kapitalistiske krise for jordens folk tilføjer Somavia at “antallet af working poor som lever for mindre en dollar om dagen kan stige med omkring 40 millioner – mens de som lever for mindre end 2 dollars om dagen med mere end 100 million”. * * * *
Somavia påpeger at “This is not simply a crisis on Wall Street, this is a crisis on all streets. We need an economic rescue plan for working families and the real economy, with rules and policies that deliver decent jobs. We must link better productivity to salaries and growth to employment”,
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“Protecting and promoting sustainable enterprises and decent work opportunities must be at the heart of the Summit on the Financial Crisis recently announced by Presidents Bush and Sarkozy”,
og endvidere skal kapitalismen forbedres:
“We must return to the basic function of finance, which is to promote the real economy. To lend so that entrepreneurs can invest, innovate, produce jobs and goods and services.”
The global financial crisis could increase world unemployment by an estimated 20 million women and men, the Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO) said today. “We need prompt and coordinated government actions to avert a social crisis that could be severe, long-lasting and global”, he added.
Somavia also said that the current crisis would hit hardest such sectors as construction, automotive, tourism, finance, services and real estate. He also noted that the new projections “could prove to be underestimates if the effects of the current economic contraction and looming recession are not quickly confronted”.
Based on revised global growth estimates by the International Monetary Fund1 (IMF), the UN and early reports suggesting rising job losses for most countries where data was available, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia said the ILO’s preliminary estimates indicated that the “number of unemployed could rise from 190 million in 2007 to 210 million in late 2009.”