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01-08-2012

Youth Fight for Jobs Cymru week of action: Swansea

Day two of the Youth Fight for Jobs week of action in South Wales and we're in the Swansea town centre to highlight workfare, EMA and housing benefit cuts for young people.

Day two of the Youth Fight for Jobs week of action in South Wales and we're in the Swansea town centre to highlight workfare, EMA and housing benefit cuts for young people.

Ben Golightly, Swansea Youth Fight for Jobs

Every person we talked to had a story about difficulties finding work for themselves or young people in their family. One woman talked about how her son would have to turn down an unpaid apprenticeship because he couldn't afford transport on Job Seekers Allowance. Another had a nephew working 30 hours a week at ALDI, unpaid, with no job at the end of it.

One young man was especially worried about the proposed abolishment of housing benefit for under 25s - he was kicked out by his parents and had no home to go back to. This cut will also devastate young disable people who might claim housing benefit to move to areas where better disability support is available.

Everyone agreed that opportunities for young people are being destroyed; "the world's gone mad!" was a common expression. We're especially grateful to one family for a £20 donation.

We need an alternative to this mad system. Young people need to fight for their future & unite with all sections of the working class against attacks on our society by a government of millionaires that has no idea what life is like for the 99%.

Tomorrow, we'll be out in Pontypridd! Come out with us and demand your future!

For more information on the week of action or on the ‘Cardiff Austerity Games’, contact Jaime on: 07506218523.

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