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23 November 2016

Job figures mask casualisation

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.

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17 February 2016

Historic joint further education strike

On the 24 February, lecturer's union UCU and Unison will take joint strike action across England in the further education sector for the first time.

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29 July 2015

Coal closure costs 700 jobs

There is a storm brewing in Castleford.The local Yorkshire landscape is dominated by industrial structures, writes Malik J Rofidi, Selby Socialist Party.

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12 November 2014

What recovery? Thousands more jobs axed

Rolls Royce: The Con-Dems much vaunted economic recovery is a mirage judged by the recently announced large scale job cuts affecting manufacturing and the service sector

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16 October 2014

WEA tutors' victory

Following eight hours of discussion through ACAS, Unite members at the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) have called off their planned seven days of strike action

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15 October 2014

The myth of 'self-employment'

If you have friends or relatives in the construction industry, you know exactly what the Tories mean when they boast about how they have got workers "off benefits and into work"

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Youth Fight for Jobs supporters marching for jobs and decent pay, photo Sarah Wrack

Youth Fight for Jobs supporters marching for jobs and decent pay, photo Sarah Wrack

15 October 2014

Young workers say: decent jobs now

Millions of workers are 'on the breadline'. That was the damming picture painted in a recent episode of the BBC documentary series Panorama. The programme gave us the story of Jason - a fast food worker

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Protesting against zero-hour contracts in Lewsham, photo Jim Jepps

Protesting against zero-hour contracts in Lewsham, photo Jim Jepps

14 May 2014

Fight back to scrap junk jobs

From Britain to Seattle to Brazil: Britain is no country for young people. Journalists have invented a new term to describe a special 'phase' of life which our generation experiences - we're all going through a 'quarter life' crisis

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Mitie cleaning workers striking for decent pay on 21 January 2014, photo Neil Cafferky

23 April 2014

Hungry Britain: Fight for jobs and a living wage for all

One million people are now being fed by food banks. In an effort to cut across the horror and sympathy this figure generated, government sources have denounced the author, Trussell Trust charity

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Youth Fight for Jobs - real jobs for all!, photo Paul Mattsson

2 April 2014

Real jobs for all!

Governments that try to "guarantee a job to every person are doomed to fail", according to Tory Chancellor George Osborne. What an indictment of the capitalist system he represents!

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Youth Fight for Jobs protesting outside Sports Direct against zero-hour contracts on 3 August 2013, photo Ian Pattison

26 March 2014

No to junk jobs

Pay us a minimum £10 an hour: #fastfoodrights #M29 Youth Fight For Jobs is teaming up with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union as part of the Fast Food Rights coalition, to help workers get organised to fight back. On Saturday 29 March, a national day of action will see country-wide protests

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17 July 2013

Them & Us

No-go zones: A third of the country is now effectively a no-go zone for low-income families because of high rents

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22 May 2013

Why I joined the socialists

Decent jobs not slave wages: We hear all the time about the numbers of jobs created in the private sector under the Con-Dem government

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15 May 2013

Give us jobs, not Tory lies

We've been hearing this rubbish for years - British workers are lazy - and now Eton-educated Tory London mayor Boris 'the bankers' friend' Johnson has stepped in, accusing British workers of sloth

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Youth Fight for Jobs Workfare protest Feb 2012

Youth Fight for Jobs Workfare protest Feb 2012

1 May 2013

The 'precariat': fighting for real jobs

'Get a job!' is the constant refrain of privileged Tory ministers and vicious right-wing tabloids. A million unemployed young people are the subject of a relentless campaign of smears and lies

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13 March 2013

Are you sick of your boss? Join the campaign!

The 'Sick of Your Boss' initiative by Youth Fight for Jobs aims to win decent jobs, pay and working conditions for young workers as part of rebuilding a fighting democratic trade union movement

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27 February 2013

Them & Us

Bully-don Club: Oxford University's notorious hell-raising Bullingdon Club - whose alumni include David Cameron and Boris Johnson - retains its vile upper class prejudices...

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27 February 2013

A busy day in the life of a 'shirker'

I've considered myself as many things; a loud-mouthed leftie who tries to treat all equally, who laughs too loudly and tweets nonsensical, insider jokes with my friends, writes Jennifer Birch.

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Give us real jobs! Youth Fight for Jobs protest against Workfare in Stratford's Westfield shopping centre in London 25 February 2012, photo Senan

20 February 2013

Workfare ruling - government on back foot

Escalate action to fight for real jobs: "I am not going to give way on this" was the reply of Tory work and pensions minister Iain Duncan Smith (IDS) when confronted with the government's defeat on workfare at the court of appeal

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