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Impressive national youth organisers meeting
Jules Moore-Cook, London Socialist Party
On Sunday 30 June young Socialist Party members from branches all over the country convened in London for a national youth organisers meeting.
We discussed plans for the party's youth work for the rest of the year, particularly over the summer.
The day began with a speech from GéGé who works for the Committee for a Workers' International (the international organisation the Socialist Party is affiliated to) talking about the mass action that has been taking place in Turkey and Brazil.
The role young people have played in these processes was also discussed. We concluded we can expect similar movements in Britain in the future.
The Socialist Party supports the Sick Of Your Boss? initiative of Youth Fight for Jobs. Members in every area have plans on how they can promote Sick Of Your Boss, particularly during the upcoming week of action.
We were all in agreement that the initiative has helped people begin to realise their rights in the workplace.
Working alongside Socialist Students was also on the agenda and it was something I didn't really have much experience in as I'm not a student, but there were plenty of students there with ideas on how to improve conditions on their campuses, not just for students but for staff as well.
The day was fantastic and as someone who was at my first Socialist Party national meeting, I was really impressed by the level of political awareness and the way people put their ideas across.
The meeting brought out a lot of ideas we can use to help fight against the conditions young people face today.
It was exhilarating to see the comrades from all over the country my age that I will be working with in the years to come.
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