JOC Europe Publishes European Parliament Votes

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Who is voting against a waiver for the intellectual property rights on Covid vaccines? What does the European Parliament say about a right to disconnect from work? These and other questions are part of a campaign JOC Europe is starting on Twitter and Instagram. With the help of Vote Watch Europe and in cooperation with ACV, there will be publications in the upcoming weeks showing how the different groups in the European Parliament are voting on relevant topics. Follow @EuropeJoc on Twitter or @joceurope on Instagram to keep up to date.

IYCW at the ILO Conference: Who Profits Must Contribute to Ending Inequality and Discrimination

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This year's International Labour Conference is being held in two segments. The second segment is running from 25th November to 11th December 2021.

Errol Alonzo, Carolin Moch and Sarah Prenger represented the IYCW in the second segment of this international assembly. On this occasion, Errol delivered a statement responding to the report of the Director-General of the ILO on inequality.

Starting his statement, Errol confirmed the Director-General’s report.

“Young workers from all over the world confirm the report. They confirm, for example, that workers with temporary contracts have been the first to be laid off; that informal workers have had to choose between starving and risking infection; that temporary workers on a weekly basis are not really able to interact with fellows; that a department leader was degraded after telling her employer about her pregnancy; and that a qualified platform worker is working without a contract.”

IYCW at UNESCO: Invest in Strong Social Protection

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The IYCW was invited to the 41st UNESCO general assembly which took place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France from 9-24 November 2021. As an official partner of UNESCO, the IYCW was invited to provide its views on the issues currently under the attention of UNESCO.

Sarah Prenger, the IYCW president, shared her views on education, work and youth. She appreciated the director general of UNESCO highlighting the impact of educational disruption due to the pandemic on almost two billion learners.

“I thank the director general of UNESCO for pointing out that in the year 2020, 1.6 billion learners were affected by an unprecedented educational disruption. These data just show how billions of people around the world are far from living in dignity,” Sarah said.