Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
29 March 2017
Construction workers protested outside Ferrybridge power station, Yorkshire on 29 March.
26 October 2016
Five years ago, marking the 75th anniversary of 200 unemployed workers marching from Jarrow to London, Youth Fight for Jobs followed in their footsteps
30 September 2015
From 1983 to 1987 Liverpool was led by supporters of Militant (predecessor of the Socialist), who at the time were members of the Labour Party. When faced with cuts from central government, they refused to pass them on.
9 September 2015
Many workers don't know how much work they will get from each week to the next.
8 July 2015
"David Cameron claims that he wants a high wage, low tax economy. If that's the case, he has a funny way of showing it," writes bakers' union BFAWU president Ian Hodson.
25 February 2015
With the approaching general election, many young people, like me, are looking for answers to the multitude of problems over jobs, pay, housing, and education, etc, writes Tanis Belsham-Wray, Leeds Socialist Party
21 January 2015
A new report by the Prince's Trust shows the devastating impact of unemployment on young people in Britain
5 February 2014
In October last year I began my apprenticeship as a spray painter. This has not offered a route out of poverty. With an hourly wage of £3.52 an hour, it has just been a route to super-exploitation
16 January 2013
... and offers no solution to youth joblessness: Well-rested Tory Business Minister, Matthew Hancock, who overslept and missed a TV debate with Youth Fight for Jobs supporter, Ian Pattison, has lied about how late he actually was...
22 August 2012
In mid-August thousands of young people received their A-level results. These young people will be the first to pay the higher £9,000 tuition fees and so it's no surprise that applications by English...
9 May 2012
I am a young mother with two beautiful children and have decided to join the Socialist party. I was brought up by my family with socialist views and ideas.
22 February 2012
As unemployment rises the vultures are circling. Among the biggest is Tesco. But they met huge opposition when they advertised a full-time, permanent position for which you would receive a meagre dole payment plus expenses
11 January 2012
"Thanks but no thanks": In October, Youth Fight for Jobs (YFJ) activists, marched over 300 miles from Jarrow to London to hand a petition into Downing Street demanding job creation instead of workfare, bringing back EMA student payments, scrapping tuition fees, saving youth services and building affordable housing...
2 November 2011
In rejecting the option to stand up and fight for Liverpool's hard-pressed working families, council leader Joe Anderson, at Liverpool council's Question Time public consultation on 27 October, claimed that he was doing his best for the people of the city, writes Tony Mulhearn.
5 October 2011
As a gesture to battling rising youth unemployment, the previous Labour government launched the Future Jobs Fund (FJF) in 2009...
7 September 2011
75 years ago 200 unemployed men from Jarrow marched from their home in the North East to London to demand jobs and an end to their poverty conditions. Youth Fight for Jobs is marching their route again
31 August 2011
March for jobs: "Jobless figures show the real risk of creating a lost generation," read a headline in the Evening Standard on 17 August
9 September 2010
The lack of college places means that those young people who find themselves among the 150,000 failed university applicants will now start looking for alternatives...
17 February 2010
"IN ENGLAND, people living in the poorest neighbourhoods, will, on average, die seven years earlier than people in the richest neighbourhoods" the health inequality report states, writes John Sharpe.
14 October 2009
Attempts to divide the working class were ratcheted up a notch at the Conservative Party conference in Brighton last week, writes Sean Figg, Youth Fight for Jobs national organiser.
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