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Posted on 19 August 2010 at 12:42 GMT

We won't be a Lost Generation

Protest: Saturday 21 August 2010

 Youth Fight for Jobs demo in Barking, East London, photo Paul Mattsson

Youth Fight for Jobs demo in Barking, East London, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Youth Fight for Jobs is calling a demonstration on Saturday 21 August against the government's brutal attacks on access to education.

It will be at 4pm, outside the department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H OET.

Paul Callanan, member of the Youth Fight for Jobs National Steering Committee, says: "Today, 170,000 students in schools and colleges across the country will receive their A-level results and after two years of hard work, find that they are unable to attend university.

It is disgraceful that at a time of rising youth unemployment the government is also cutting university spending and condemning thousands of young people to the dole queue.

According to the lecturers' union, UCU, funding cuts are also expected to put 34,000 education staff in colleges and universities out of work.

These attacks are needless and are ideologically motivated. Young people did not cause the economic crisis and should not be made to pay for it. It is the bankers and the rich who created this mess and it should be they who foot the bill. We will be demonstrating for decent jobs, free education and against the proposed slave labour schemes put forward by the government".

Claire Laker-Mansfield, National Organiser of Socialist Students says: "We will be there to express the anger of thousands of young people who feel that they have no hope of a decent future.

This demonstration is to let the government know that we will not be a lost generation and that we will fight tooth and nail to secure our right to a free and decent education with a job at the end."


For more info contact 020 8558 7947 or email www.youthfightforjobs@gmail.com
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