Ipswich Unemployed Action.

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Youth Unemployment: Onwards and Upwards!

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The latest employment figures show that youth unemployment has not yet reached the 1 million mark as many had predicted, but on long-term youth unemployment (spending six months or more out of work) it turns out original estimates were far too conservative. At over 400,000, the rate has already exceeded some analysts’ predictions for the end of 2011. More Here.

The TUC reacts:

A Future that Works: a TUC National Rally for Young People

 Sat, 29 Jan 2011 3:00 to 15:00  Platt Fields Park Manchester.
The abolition of the Education Maintenance Allowance, the increase in university tuition fees, record levels of youth unemployment, and the coalition government’s programme of vicious and unnecessary cuts are hitting Britain’s young people hard.

Routes into education and employment are being squeezed as young people are made to pick up the bill for a financial crisis they didn’t create!

‘A Future that Works’ will highlight the impact of the recession and the coalition government’s cuts programme on young workers and young people in general – and promote the trade union, student movement and partner organisation campaign against the cuts and for the alternatives. ‘A Future that Works’ is being hosted by the TUC in partnership with the National Union of Students and the UCU.

Here.

We comment: until people tackle  the companies making a mint out of youth unemployment, A4E et.al, with the bogus ‘work experience’ schemes, and offer real jobs, all of this is hot air.

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Written by Andrew Coates

January 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

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  1. This countrey would be better off if it was to get rid of all these third party providers. they offer courses that aren’t worth the toilet p[aper they are written on.

    Just so you know our lovely emma god i love this woman and her organisatrion A4E is trying to get her mitts on education now.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1347466/Back-work-tsar-reveal-campaign-plan.html

    Thanks for the link. one has been reciprocated thank you

    Kyron

    January 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    • WARNING:

      Clicking on Kyron’s Daily Mail link will cause you to throw up your sticky pudding.

      Trussell

      January 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm

  2. The TUC live in a paralel universe.

    ariversideview

    January 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

  3. 260,000 children growing up in homes where no one has ever worked. Labours legacy!

    ariversideview

    January 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    • Yes, and your Liberal-Tory Coalition will build on and expand this achievement!

      Andrew Coates

      January 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm

  4. this is no surprise and is an extension of the infamous “generation on the scrapheap” a term synonymous with the mrs thatcher era,indeed things are still further in decline while some may blame the weather its hard to not notice the lack of activity in town centers’ the alternative phrases are double dip recession .

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/jan/26/davos-global-economy

    all this means is a continuation as before the bottom feeders such as emma harrison/A4e and others who pick over the spoils of economic failure are the winners and are no doubt silently gleeing over more windfalls .

    another lost generation is a side effect of terminal decline in the labour force,where costs count training does not.all that can be expected is more rhetoric towards those that have fallen victim to all this from mr duncan smith in the future.again blaming everyone but himself and his party.

    ken

    January 26, 2011 at 11:59 pm


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