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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 June 2004

Defend Young Workers' Rights

IN THE past 20 months, nine apprentices, all aged under 23, have died on vocational courses backed by the government.

Clare James (ISR)

The number of deaths, confirmed by the Health and Safety Executive, show just some of the horrific, unsafe working conditions many young people are forced into.

Many training schemes don't provide proper training, don't offer a job at the end of the course - young people on the courses are used as cheap labour. These conditions result in a waste of young people's lives.

International Socialist Resistance (ISR) calls on the trade unions to launch mass campaigns to recruit young people into the unions to fight for a living wage, proper training and to force the implementation of decent health and safety in the workplace.


We say:


International Socialist Resistance

INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST Resistance (ISR) local groups are keeping up the campaign against low pay and for decent working conditions for young people.

Tesco have stopped sick pay for the first three days of leave for many staff. Other bosses enthusiastically applauded this outrageous attack.

Many workers are wondering - who's next?

In Liverpool, ISR members are launching a campaign for the scrapping of this scheme.

We say - sick pay is a right! Defend sick pay rights! A living wage and decent conditions for all workers!

More info in future issues of the socialist. If you would like to know more please get in touch. (see below)

ISR members in Leicester are organising a protest outside an employer that pays its staff less than the minimum wage rate. This is disgusting because even if all the workers were getting the minimum wage, that wouldn't be enough to live on as the levels are too low.

We want to let as many people as possible know that this company are paying so little and to try to warn off other bosses who think they can get away with paying peanuts!

If you have a report from your local area and/or would like to get involved in helping to build the Low pay - No way! campaign please ring 020 8558 7947 or email againstcapitalism@hotmail.com

Website: www.anticapitalism.org.uk
Write to PO BOX 858, London, E11 1YG

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In The Socialist 5 June 2004:

Save Our Services

Defend Young Workers' Rights


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Education: Labour's failed all the tests

BNP: a party with no solutions

The Socialist - It Is, Are You?


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Bush's Oil Gamble Slips Up

Bosses Want Deregulation - Workers Need Organisation

Venezuela: A New Phase In The Revolution


Socialist Party workplace news

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Firefighters' Wary Of New Deal


 

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