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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 April 2009

Youth Fight for Jobs

Launch conference

Youth Fight For Jobs demonstration, photo Paul Mattsson

Youth Fight For Jobs demonstration, photo Paul Mattsson

9 May 10am - 4.30pm

Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, UCL, London WC1E 6BT

3 / 5 / 10

Gig afterwards

For more info and updates see: www.youthfightforjobs.com

10-11am registration

Opening rally

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary; Tracy Edwards, PCS young members organiser (pc); Greek activist involved in the protest movement, Youth Fight for Jobs activist

Chaired by Matt Dobson, Socialist Students organiser

Film and speakers from the floor

12.30-1.30pm - lunch

1:30- 3pm sessions:

Workers in struggle

Ste Jones from the Lindsey Oil Refinery strike committee and Frank Jepson, convenor of Basildon Visteon where workers are fighting back

Youth Fight For jobs demonstration, photo Paul Mattsson

Youth Fight For jobs demonstration, photo Paul Mattsson

Build Youth Fight for Jobs in your area

Ben Robinson, acting YFJ secretary

Your rights at work - put your queries and problems to the panel

Hugo Pierre, Camden Unison Schools convenor (pc), Tracy Edwards, PCS young members organiser (pc)

Defend the right to protest

Neil Cafferky, on behalf of May Day Detainees

What causes unemployment? Will the politicians solve this crisis?

Question Time-style discussion with invited speakers including Sam Tarry, Young Labour chair, representatives from the Green Party, No2EU - Yes to Democracy and more

Struggles of European workers and youth

Greek and French activists

Defend the welfare state and the right to benefits

Nick Parker, PCS young members' network Lincolnshire convenor (pc)

3-4pm motions and elections

(national organiser, chair, trade union organiser, student organiser, committee and others)

Chaired by Ben Robinson

Closing rally

Sean Figg, YFJ national organiser; Ste Jones, French activist,

Chaired by Jacqui Berry, Medway trades council president (pc)


Youth Fight for Jobs is calling a fortnight of action from 27 June to 10 July.

See www.youthfightforjobs.com for more details and campaigning material.

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In The Socialist 29 April 2009:

Fight for jobs!

Youth Fight for Jobs launch conference

Olympics: Defend jobs, pay and conditions


Socialist Party election campaign

European elections: Build support for a workers' alternative to Labour


Stop Press

STOP PRESS: Key union activist sacked


Socialist Party workplace news

Sacked workers protest in Newcastle


Socialist Party news and analysis

Budget 2009 - debts passed to all of us

Does the 'botch it' budget benefit young people?

It's tough at the top!

Jack Jones obituary


International socialist news and analysis

Workers' internationalism: A history of the first four socialist international organisations

Sri Lanka war: Rajapakse regime ignores Tamils' plight in renewed army offensive


NUT feature

National Union of Teachers conference: Fighting "teaching-on-the-cheap"

Hands off Lewisham Bridge school!

Being a new teacher - a shock to the system


 

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