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From The Socialist newspaper, September 15, 2021
Join the Youth Fight for Jobs protests on October 9
Alex Smith, Socialist Party of Liverpool
There are massive attacks on young people on the immediate horizon. The end of the increase in universal credit, scheduled for the end of September, should hit young people harder. Rents outside London continue to rise and the Conservatives’ national insurance hike shows they want to make workers pay.
With 20% of employers planning layoffs after the leave, youth unemployment is expected to rise. It is totally unacceptable. We must not make workers and young people pay for the disease of capitalism. A determined response is needed.
That’s why Youth Fight for Jobs (YFJ) marches are taking place in 13 different cities on October 9, to coincide with the end of the holidays. During these marches, young workers, students and trade unionists will mobilize to make people understand that it must be the super-rich, and not the working class and the young, who are paying for the Covid crisis. Demands raised will include calls for rent and social housing controls, a minimum wage of £ 12 an hour as a first step to £ 15, and proper training, under union control, with full pay and guaranteed employment. at the end.
Many YFJ marches already have the formal support of local professional councils and union branches, and the nationwide campaign has won the support of seven unions. In Merseyside we recently won the support of the remaining members of the heroic ‘Liverpool 47’, the Socialist Labor advisers who challenged Thatcher in the 1980s.
The solidarity shown by the “Liverpool 47” to the YFJ campaign crosses the efforts of capitalism to drive a wedge between the younger and older generations of the working class. A new generation of class fighters in the YFJ campaign should regain courage and take over the class struggle – and begin to wage our own fight against capitalism.
Unions are potentially the most powerful force in society: the organized working class. It is for this reason that the YFJ is fighting fiercely for unions to lead a coordinated response to the youth employment crisis, and for a future with decent jobs and wages.
Join Youth Fight for Jobs in this fight, to help us free ourselves from low wages, poverty and the exploitation of capitalism.
- For more information and to participate, visit: youthfightforjobs.com/get-involved
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