Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1106/31516

From The Socialist newspaper, 21 October 2020

Fight for your future at the online rally

London protest organised by Young Socialists against the A-levels fiasco 15 August 2020, photo Mark Best

London protest organised by Young Socialists against the A-levels fiasco 15 August 2020, photo Mark Best   (Click to enlarge)

Youth unemployment has reached 13%. On 25 October, students and young workers will be come together from across the country in an online rally hosted by Young Socialists and Socialist Students to discuss how to fight back.

Alex Hutchinson, youth officer of Hull Trades Union Council, said: "Young Socialists warned the bosses and Tories about making young people pay the price for the new economic crisis. The government's Kickstart Scheme, supposedly designed to help young workers find work, is there to give big business a source of cheap labour.

"Just like after the last financial crash, they're selling our futures down the river. Young Socialists campaigns for trade union action to fight for a decent future for young people - real apprenticeship and training schemes, and a mass programme of government investment in socially useful job creation."

Michelle Francis, Bangor Socialist Students, said: "The approaching avalanche of job losses will be felt by students. Many rely on part-time work to supplement the pathetic student loans we receive.

"The fiasco of the rushed return to campus has highlighted years of cuts and underfunding of education, jeopardising our health. Socialist Students is out campaigning to scrap tuition fees and for democratic staff and student oversight of health and safety measures on campus."

Young Socialists, set up by the Socialist Party, involves young people who have protested with Black Lives Matter, defended the policies promised by Jeremy Corbyn against the Tories and Labour's right wing. We are now gearing up to fight for our futures - real jobs, education and training.

Donate to the Socialist Party

Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • We must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our Fighting Fund.

Please donate here.

All payments are made through a secure server.

My donation £

 

Your message: 

 


In The Socialist 21 October 2020:


Lockdown

Health before profit - Work or full pay

Wales 'firebreak' lockdown fails to protect workers

Liverpool lockdown: suspicion and anger

Newcastle lockdown: stress and breakdowns

Leicester lockdown: disillusionment and anger


Unison

Why the Socialist Party is backing Hugo Pierre for Unison general secretary


International

Nigeria protests: 'This movement needs to fight the whole rotten capitalist system'

Horrific murder in Paris: fight intolerance and racism!

South Africa: Mass day of action for permanent jobs and a living wage


News

Tories reduce winter homeless funding: reverse the cuts,use the empty homes!

World capitalism's terrified strategists abandon austerity - for now


Coronavirus

Test and Trace U-turn on stopping local case reporting

Oxbridge gets private Covid tests: pool resources to test us all!

Millennials disillusioned with 'democracy'

Under the microscope


Workplace

RMT: Programme to fight redundancies and cuts

Action on Covid transmission in schools now

FCC dismiss Unison activist Tony Smith

Optare workers strike over pay broken 'promise'

Solidarity with Deliveroo Couriers in York


Campaigns

NHS workers

Students: Give us our money back

Fight for your future at the online rally

Southampton: Coxford community condemns racist attack

Socialism 2020: Will you help our finance appeal?

Selling the Socialist: increase in NHS anger

Truth about Zane: Cover-up Tories crack

Kent: Chaotic privatised asylum process

Teignmouth hospital closure threat ... again!


Readers' opinion

Books that inspired me: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Beware the billionaires bearing gifts

Disabled students let down by "rotten education system"

The Socialist Inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 21 October 2020   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Young people:

triangleYouth marches for jobs

triangleWest Midlands: austerity and capitalism offers no future for young people

triangleRising against a rigged and rotten system

triangleRight-wing study concludes youth like socialism

triangleYouth Fight for Jobs is back

Students:

triangleCampaigning for socialism at Oxford Brookes Uni

triangleReturning to campus: Students need to fight

triangleScrap tuition fees - end university marketisation

triangleNigeria: Comrade Omomeewa, student leader and socialist campaigner, killed by armed assailants

Young Socialists:

triangleYoung Socialists march in London

triangleYoung Socialists organising for our future

triangleWe won't pay with our futures

Socialist Students:

triangleUniversity funding reform: Fight for free, fully funded education for all

triangleAction marks the way for a national student movement for free education

Young workers:

triangleOrganising to defend our future: 9 October day of action

Youth:

triangleWe won't pay for capitalism's failings

Student:

triangleStudents and unions must resist misnamed 'free speech' bill

Education:

triangleMartin Powell-Davies for National Education Union DGS

Unemployment:

triangleLessons from Poplar 100 years on

Fees:

triangleSocialist Students day of action

Tuition Fees:

triangleConference - Sunday 28 February

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

15/9/21

Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire Unison: 'Recognise our union!'

15/9/21

Students

Returning to campus: Students need to fight

15/9/21

Youth Fight for Jobs

We won't pay for capitalism's failings

15/9/21

Labour

Oaks Park school: Redbridge Labour council backs strike-breaking bullies

15/9/21

Students

Scrap tuition fees - end university marketisation

15/9/21

Oxford

Campaigning for socialism at Oxford Brookes Uni

15/9/21

Youth Fight for Jobs

Youth Fight for Jobs launches campaign in Brighton

15/9/21

Chichester

Putting socialism on the map in Chichester

15/9/21

Nottingham

Reclaiming Pride as protest in Nottingham

15/9/21

Hospitals

Solidarity to the striking workers at Charité and Vivantes hospitals in Berlin

15/9/21

Fighting Fund

Fighting fund target reached: Help us continue to raise our banner and programme

15/9/21

NHS

On the frontline, and still fighting for the NHS

15/9/21

Review

TV review - Grenfell: The Untold Story

15/9/21

Labour

Goodlord dispute: Labour's leadership weasled out of backing strike action

15/9/21

Jobs

Save jobs and services - nationalise rail

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: [email protected]

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 075 4018 9052

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 077 7221 5281

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 078 0983 9793

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999