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From The Socialist newspaper, 28 July 2021

Youth Fight for Jobs is officially relaunched

Youth Fight for Jobs Workfare protest Feb 2012, photo Senan

Youth Fight for Jobs Workfare protest Feb 2012, photo Senan   (Click to enlarge)

Ferdy Lyons, East London Socialist Party

The relaunch of Youth Fight for Jobs officially got under way, with the national steering committee meeting on 14 July. Delegates attended, in a personal capacity, from eight trade unions. Sarah Woolley general secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) also attended.

We discussed what the key demands of Youth Fight for Jobs should be: a decent job for all, end zero-hour contracts, £12 an hour minimum wage as a step to £15, mass programme of council house building, rent control, and trade union rights and recognition in all workplaces.

The committee agreed to hold a national day of action to make these demands on 9 October when furlough is due to end. Protests will be held up and down the country, so join us then and help our fightback.

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In The Socialist 28 July 2021:


News

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'Pingdemic' exemptions

Tories and Labour fail on child poverty

Nationality and borders bill

London floods: Privatisation and heavy rain are a dangerous mix

Jobs and homes for all


International

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Flood devastation in Europe

Israel: Hospital ancillary workers' strike suspended

In brief: News, reports & analysis from the CWI


Public sector pay

Public sector pay - Prepare for action!

Unite to fight Tory pay insults

New left NEC meets - Organise the fight back now

Government departments move to impose pay cuts

Further education set for industrial action over pay


Trade union

Sheffield Uni UCU fights archaeological dept closure

Bexley bin workers strike for better pay

Fight Freeports to stop bonfire of workers' rights


Campaigns

Thousands march to Reclaim Pride

Tower Hamlets Labour backs Tory cuts

East London resident fighting eviction again

Barnsley 'Big Green Space' protest

Youth Fight for Jobs is officially relaunched

Selling the Socialist

Scottish socialist breaks running record


Readers' Opinion

TV Review: Stateless blames mismanagement rather than system


 

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