International Youth Day: Eastern Region TUC Calls For Decent Jobs For The Youth

As Ghana join the rest of the world today [12th August, 2017] to mark International Youth Day (IYD), the Eastern Regional branch of Trade Union Congress (TUC) is calling on government to create decent jobs for the youth.

A statement signed by the Regional Youth Chairman, said the Youth must be given the opportunity to be part of the process of nation building at all levels.

The chairman bemoaned the high level of graduate unemployment in the country, describing the situation as a free ‘’programme of study’’ for the ordinary Ghanaian; the educated and uneducated alike, as young educated Ghanaians are struggling to secure decent jobs.

The statement added that, "the few lucky employed ones’ take home pay that leaves them at the bus stops with many engaged in precarious work due to poor governmental regulations whiles others who are in one form of employment or the other are not guaranteed their jobs".

The Union recognises the need for government to provide security for the youth at their workplaces and social protection for their families.

The United Nations (UN) set aside 12th August as International Youth Day which is marked by all member countries. The theme for this year is "Youth Building Peace".

Download the statement below.

Last modified on Saturday, 12 August 2017 08:40
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