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TUC backs youth jobs demo
The TUC has committed itself to a national demonstration against youth unemployment by the end of the year. This important resolution was first discussed by the youth TUC and was carried at the main Congress on 14 September.
The resolution recognises the fact that trade unions and trades councils nationwide are already supporting a mass mobilisation of young people through the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign.
Helen Flanagan from the PCS spoke in support of the resolution. She said: "The key to the resolution is point eight, which calls for a national demonstration against youth unemployment to be built for by the trade union movement before the end of 2010. Actually I think the TUC should have had a national demonstration against all cuts in October."
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said the general council supported the resolution.