Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.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:

triangleChile's working class delivers a landslide vote against ultra-right Kast

triangleChile presidential election - stop the far-right candidate

triangleSave Southall youth centre - stop all cuts

triangleMarching in Cardiff on Saturday 9 October, during a day of action called by Youth Fight For Jobs.

Students:

triangleSouthampton uni ignores staff and students in exam farce

triangleNUS walkout: Organise to fight for free education on 2 March

triangleSouthampton student vote for online exams must be accepted

triangleSocialist Students conference

Young Socialists:

triangleYoung Socialists march in London

triangleYoung Socialists organising for our future

triangleWe won't pay with our futures

Socialist Students:

triangleStop the cuts to Uni arts funding

triangleUniversity bosses' pay piles up while workers are forced to strike

Young workers:

triangleOrganising to defend our future: 9 October day of action

Youth:

triangleObituary - Pauline Wall

Student:

triangleNUS national student walkout and London demo

Education:

triangleCovid, stress and cutbacks fuel school staff shortages

Unemployment:

triangleKickstart scheme 'insufficient and flawed'

Fees:

triangleLots of sign-ups at freshers

Tuition Fees:

triangleScrap tuition fees - end university marketization

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

20/1/22

RMT

10,000 tube workers vote to strike

19/1/22

Pay

Scunthorpe scaffs resume indefinite strike action

19/1/22

South Yorkshire

S Yorks Stagecoach strike results in "huge pay win"

19/1/22

Sheffield

Sheffield Just Eat couriers speak about strike

19/1/22

Coventry

Coventry bin strike continues

19/1/22

Students

NUS walkout: Organise to fight for free education on 2 March

19/1/22

Police

Oliver Campbell - 31 years fighting for justice

19/1/22

Pay

Somers Forge workers continue pay strike

19/1/22

Strike

Workplace news in brief

19/1/22

Bus

Bus driver Tracey Scholes reinstated at Go North West

19/1/22

Royal Mail

Royal Mail: Unofficial walkouts precede bigger battle to come on pay and workload

19/1/22

Newham

Newham college strike solid against bully privatisers

19/1/22

Bradford

Pauline Wall memorial meeting

19/1/22

Socialist Students

Southampton uni ignores staff and students in exam farce

19/1/22

Protest

Demonstrating against the Tory anti-protest bill

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: 020 8988 8786

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


January 2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999