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Youth Fight for Jobs: Urgent press release
GCSE recipients face EMA slash
Today millions of school students round the country received their GCSE results. Those hoping to go to college will be the first since the government scrapped EMA
Youth Fight for Job and Education is organising the Jarrow March (1 October - 5 November - www.jarrowmarch11.com) as a rallying point for young people that find their rights and living standards under attack
Paul Callanan, Youth Fight for Jobs and Education, National Organiser said: "What should be a joyous occasion for many students has been utterly ruined by this vicious government of Bullingdon boys.
"Many students who should now be looking ahead to a bright future will have found it snatched away. This government has taken away what was a lifeline into education for the poorest students.
"This comes a week after the A-level results came out, where 200,000 students had a similar experience, finding that because of the rise in fees they would not be attending university.
"And all this comes hot on the heels of the announcement of new unemployment stats. The figures show that unemployment amongst 18-24 olds stands at 20.2%.
"On top of this the cuts will mean that over one million more jobs will be blotted out of existence.
"This was what led to the build up of anger that caused the riots two weeks ago. While we do not believe that rioting is a way forward we do recognise the reasons.
"We see the riots as a reflection of the alienation of a whole generation of young people who have their futures snatched away by the ConDem government.
"What is needed is a united movement of youth, students and workers to stop the cuts and defeat the ConDemolition.
The Jarrow march
"The Jarrow march for jobs will bring together young people with trade unions and anti-cuts organisation.
"In each town and city pass through we will holds demonstrations and rallies against the government's attacks on our rights and living standards.
"We will be demanding decent jobs with decent, training schemes to get young people into work and free education.
"We will be taking to the streets to say that we won't be a lost generation and we will fight for our futures"
Youth Fight for Jobs is a campaigning organisation launched in response to the government trying to punish young people for the recession in early 2009.
We have the backing of the PCS, UCU, RMT, CWU, UNITE, BECTU, FBU and TSSA trade unions.
We can arrange interviews.