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May Day march in Hull: Rebuilding traditions of struggle
Hull Youth Fight for Jobs will call a march through the city centre to mark May Day. It has been many years since May Day was last celebrated in Hull and the demonstration is the culmination of the efforts of Hull Youth Fight for Jobs to link the youth and the unemployed with trade unionists in the city.
The trades council is in support of the march, as are many of the civil servants that YFJ activists met on picket lines during the recent PCS strike action. This plan to march in Hull shows that Youth Fight for Jobs is an organisation through which young people and the unemployed can fight for an alternative to the bosses' system, which is too willing to throw young people onto the scrapheap by refusing to provide meaningful investment in education, training and job creation.
Alex Humphreys, Hull Youth Fight for Jobs
In The Socialist 31 March 2010:
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