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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 September 2011
Youth March For Jobs
Youth Fight for Jobs :: March for Jobs :: Jarrow to London :: October 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.
This October Youth Fight for Jobs is marching their route again to demand:
- A massive government scheme to create jobs which are socially useful and apprenticeships which offer guaranteed jobs at the end - both paying at least the minimum wage, with no youth exemptions.
- The immediate reinstatement of EMA payments, expanding them to be available to all 16-19 year olds.
- The immediate re-opening of all youth services that have been closed, including reinstating sacked staff.
- The scrapping of 'workfare' schemes - benefits should be based on need not forced slave labour.
- A massive building programme of environmentally sound, cheap social housing.
To get involved with the march see the website www.jarrowmarch11.com
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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.
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In The Socialist 7 September 2011:
Action to defeat the cuts!
Strike together to defend pensions
Mobilise the power of the working class
The Socialist editorial
Mass workers' movement - the only way to make the super-rich pay
Socialist Party news and analysis
Tory bribes to promote socially divisive 'Free Schools' agenda
NHS reaches a tipping point
Reject health bill attacks on abortion
The riots, Clarke and the "broken penal system"
New pamphlet - The Rise and Fall of the Scottish Socialist Party
Miliband to bury Labour
Socialist Party feature
Consequences of 9/11: a world turned upside down
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Bristol marches against home care sell-off
EDL kept out of Tower Hamlets by thousands protesting
Stop the Dale Farm evictions
Confronting a Labour cutter
Socialist Party workplace news
Scotland - Unison calls for pensions strike
Picket lines at police stations
Workplace News in brief
Socialist Party youth and students
Youth March For Jobs
One in a million...fighting back!
NEET figures still rising
Local Housing Allowance
£36,000 for a degree
Socialist Party review
Them and Us by Will Hutton
International socialist news and analysis
Libya after Gaddafi - Independent workers' action needed
Indian high commission protest over Tamil death sentences
The Socialist 7 September 2011 |
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