Will the real unemployment figures please stand up...The ABS uses the internationally sanctioned definition of unemployment, which is similar to Tom Waits’ definition of being drunk: you have to be really, really out of it to qualify. Not only must you not be in employment, but you can’t have done even one hour of paid or unpaid in the four weeks prior to the survey. Aug 2014
#tcot #teaparty #union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot EU leaders have historic responsibility to find sensible compromise with Greece https://www.etuc.org/press/eu-leaders-have-historic-responsibility-find-sensible-compromise-greece Commenting on the Greek referendum and its aftermath, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) General Secretary Bernadette Ségol said “Greek people have voted against unemployment, poverty and austerity policies that have made its debt unsustainable…
Contemporary graffiti art on the walls of Athens – in pictures
The hardships and unemployment of the Greek economic collapse have led to a new wave of innovative graffiti, which is both politically aware and socially accepted – making Athens a new Mecca for street artists
Who is mentioning the cuts to public services? Where is the debate over the privatisation agenda or low pay or mass unemployment across Europe and where is the concern for the impact of cuts to social security on the most vulnerable? Who is putting forward an agenda to challenge the far-right rather than appease them? It certainly won't come from the Bullingdon Boys who try to out right-wing each other; free trade or yet even freer trade and profit maximisation is their big debating point.