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1 December 2021
The National Audit Office has released its report into the government's 'Kickstart Scheme'. When it was first announced, the scheme aimed to create hundreds of thousands of high-quality six-month work
6 October 2021
In 1936, 200 unemployed workers marched from their homes in Jarrow in north-east England to London against mass unemployment, demanding the government re-establish the shipbuilding industry in their town
25 August 2021
This year marks 100 years since the victory of Poplar council against austerity and unemployment, led by fighting Labour councillors who mobilised a mass movement of the working class
14 April 2021
Lessons from history: "Realising only by the abolition of this hideous capitalist system can the horror of unemployment be removed from our midst, I here and now take upon myself a binding oath, to never cease from active strife against this system until capitalism is abolished and our country and its resources truly be
31 March 2021
The under-25s have accounted for two-thirds of all job losses over the last year.
16 December 2020
Unemployment and Covid rising
The beginning of a mass vaccination programme has raised hopes of an end to the Covid crisis. But putting profits first, the Tories have mismanaged the health and jobs crisis from day one.
21 October 2020
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
30 September 2020
It should be renamed the 'job scrapping scheme'.
16 September 2020
Coronavirus news in brief: bosses' pandemic profit bonanza, privatised testing and treatment fiasco
15 July 2020
Like every aspect of the government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rishi Sunak's "plan for jobs" is more headline than substance, and doomed to fail in its stated aims.
8 July 2020
Households suffering unemployment during the pandemic will get £1,600 per year less in benefits than in 2011
20 May 2020
Will my boss starve me back to work this summer? It's a question that might start keeping furloughed workers up at night
4 October 2017
How appropriate that Theresa May's speech insisting our interests were best served by free market capitalism - "the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created" - came in the same week as budget airline Ryanair cancelled over 700,000 passenger flights
23 November 2016
For real jobs, not 'gig economy': Unemployment levels are at their lowest for eleven years. However, when you scrape below the surface of the headlines, then for ordinary people there is little to celebrate.
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
26 October 2016
Five years ago, marking the 75th anniversary of 200 unemployed workers marching from Jarrow to London, Youth Fight for Jobs followed in their footsteps
5 October 2016
Non-fiction - Health Divides: Clare Bambra provides a good, easy-to-understand introduction to the major causes of health inequality in rich countries. One shocking example is Stockton-on-Tees, where life expectancy varies by 17 years between rich and poor parts of the town.
5 October 2016
The police killing spree in the United States has unleashed a mass movement. It has also uncovered anew the ties between the profit system and endemic racism. The struggle against racism must also be the struggle for a socialist society.
29 June 2016
The appalling racist abuse and physical attacks reported since the EU referendum must be condemned and opposed.
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