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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 October 2012

March for Jobs in Scotland

Youth Fight for Jobs Scotland, together with the PCS Young Members Network, is organising a March for Jobs and Public Services against Austerity.

The march will begin at Stirling Castle on Wednesday 17 October and end by joining the mass demonstration called by the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) on Saturday 20 October in Glasgow. Ryan, the chief steward of the march said:

"I work for a small firm that provides security. I have a zero hours contact. Every job I've had since leaving school has paid a wage I can't really live decently on.

"I'm 23 so I will get an increase to 6.19 an hour when we are marching. Even with this, (the highest wage I've ever earned) I have to choose which bills I can afford to pay each month.

"I think the demand for a massive public home building and renovation programme to solve the housing shortage and put skilled workers and those who want to learn a trade back to work is important.

"I'm not nave enough to think the politicians will listen to our demands. Look at what they've had to do in Egypt to change their lives - it's going to be a long struggle to build a mass movement to change society but this march can play a role in getting young people involved.

"We need to build a fightback side-by-side with the trade unions. They have got to do more in industries like mine.

"I've joined Unite and I hope some of what we're doing will show the leaders that young people want to get involved."

Scottish March for Jobs and Public Services against Austerity

Stirling to Glasgow 17-20 October

Contact Youth Fight for Jobs Scotland to get involved, for info and to support the march:

www.scottishmarchforjobs.wordpress.com

youthfightscotland@gmail.com

Twitter: YFJ Scotland

Youth Fight for Jobs Northern Ireland are also marching for a future, Belfast, 6 October. Call 07941841092 or email niyouthfightforjobs@gmail.com

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Building the fightback in the universities

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Barnfield College, Luton: Kick private profit out of education

Partial victory for international students at London Metropolitan

No to slave labour in universities


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Europe: Class struggle returns with a bang

South Africa: Solidarity with miners

Algerian war of independence 1954-1962


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Save Greater Manchester mental healthcare

Cut the Con-Dems - not our NHS!


Socialist Party workplace news

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Day of Action to save HMRC nurseries

Crossrail flashmob blocks London's Oxford Street

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Socialist Party reports and campaigns

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Thousands march for an independent Scotland

March for Jobs in Scotland

Rape is No Joke campaign discussed


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Scotland: Lamont throws Labour Party into crisis

Sickened by Labour conference? Build the anti-cuts alternative!

Council tax benefit - new and not improved

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