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From The Socialist newspaper, 28 January 2009

Say no to youth unemployment

We demand a future!

JOIN THE MARCH FOR JOBS

Join the march for jobs

On 2 April the G20 - the leaders of the world's 20 major world powers - will be meeting in Watford. Young people and trade unionists will be marching from central London to meet them - demanding a future.

If you would like to join the march, and if your trade union branch would like to support it, go to www.youthfightforjobs.com

Youth fight for jobs conference

The March for Jobs will be followed by a conference, on Saturday 4 April in London, to launch Youth Fight for Jobs. We are appealing to trade unions and youth organisations to send delegates. Every young person who wants to fight on this issue should come along. If you don't want to see young people thrown on the scrapheap - join Youth Fight for Jobs.

Model motion for trade unions

We call on the TUC to build a campaign against the looming catastrophe of unemployment.
To combat unemployment the TUC should campaign for:
The TUC should organise a national demonstration on this programme as soon as possible and support the youth march for jobs.

We are fighting for:


Trade union sponsors

Initial trade union sponsors: Andrew Price, UCU Wales EC; Bernard Roome, CWU NEC; Chris Baugh, PCS assistant general secretary; Gary Jones, CWU NEC; Glenn Kelly, Unison NEC; Jane Aitchison, PCS DWP section president; Janice Godrich, PCS president; Jean Thorpe, Unison NEC; John McInally, PCS NEC; Judy Griffiths, CWU Coventry BT branch secretary; Onay Kasab, Unison Greenwich branch secretary; Katrine Williams, PCS Wales chair; Kevin Greenway, PCS NEC; Marion Lloyd, PCS NEC; Mark Baker, PCS NEC; Martin Powell Davies, NUT Lewisham branch secretary; Rob Williams, PCS NEC; Robbie Segal, Usdaw NEC; Roger Bannister, Unison NEC; Stan Herschel RMT north east regional organiser (all in personal capacity).


Youth unemployment is predicted to reach 1.25 million in 2009. 40% of all those who have so far been thrown out of work are under 25. New Labour's only answer is slave labour training schemes.

Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary, reports

Ten thousand young people are to be 'trained' by McDonalds. Others are expected to work for free. Thirty-three local councils are taking on thousands of young 'volunteers' who will not be paid a penny and have no guarantee of a job.

Going to university is no escape. Graduates leave university with an average of 22,000 debt, including those who have worked part-time while they study. Many then face unemployment. The government's solution: slave-labour 'internships' where graduates work for 4,500 a year!

New Labour has found billions of pounds to bail out the banks but it is spending peanuts on saving workers' jobs. Workers in Britain are expected to work 'till they drop' with the longest working hours in the EU. We demand that the work is shared out - with the immediate implementation of a 35-hour week without loss of pay.

We call for a massive government programme of investment in socially useful jobs. For example, there are five million people who want decent public housing, but there are almost no houses available.

At the same time there are enough bricks stockpiled to build a city the size of Nottingham.

A major public programme of house building could create many thousands of jobs.

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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 government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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In The Socialist 28 January 2009:

JOIN THE MARCH FOR JOBS

Defend jobs and services

Era of illusions in capitalism ending

The crisis in manufacturing: Fighting for jobs and living standards

No pay discrimination against young people

Ferengi dealers


Slaughter in Gaza

Coventry protest over Gaza onslaught

Israel: Thousands march in Jaffa against Gaza massacre

Students' angry sit-ins


Anti-racism

Stop the racist BNP

Stop the deportation of Yahya Al-Faifi


Socialist Party campaigns

Socialist councillor opposes Tory plans for education privatisation

Labour's abandoning of the working class

Croydon: Striking against academies

Scotland: Step up opposition to cuts

Fast News


Socialist Party workplace news

Fighting council cuts

Say 'no' to the Metro privateers

Amicus Unity Gazette left with egg on its face

Unison right wing exposed

Victory for left in Glasgow Unison

Solid support for Glasgow strike

Building a fighting Unison leadership


Education

Build a mass movement for free education

Save our school!


Marxist analysis: history

Germany 1919 The Spartacist uprising


International socialist news and analysis

Russia: Bosses sack auto-factory union leader

Courageous socialist activist, campaigning journalist and human rights activist


Socialist Party news

Obituary - Barry Malone


Socialist Party reviews

A People's History of Sports in the United States

The Reader


 

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