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03-09-2012

Press Release

Youth Fight for Jobs and Education (YFJE) hits back at Boris Johnson and DWP workfare scheme - Protest to be held on Monday 10th September at DWP, 12PM, Caxton House, Westminster, City of Westminster, London SW1H, UK

Youth Fight for Jobs and Education (YFJE) hits back at Boris Johnson and DWP workfare scheme  

Protest to be held on Monday 10th September at DWP, 12PM, Caxton House, Westminster, City of Westminster, London SW1H, UK

Paul Callanan, YFJE national organiser said: “Having faced the wrath of young people over the work experience scheme the government and the bosses are coming back for another crack at the whip.

The claim that the scheme fits with Johnsons’ pledge to create 2000 jobs is ridiculous. This scheme will not create a single job. 6000 school or college leavers will be forced to work for voluntary organisations and charities for three months or face not being able to claim benefits. Bear in mind also that a lot of these organisations are running outsourced public services. These jobs should be well paid public sector jobs.

We will protest outside the DWP on Monday at 12PM to call for the scrapping of all slave labour schemes. YFJE will continue our efforts to build a mass campaign against salve labour schemes. We want to see a united movement of the unemployed, young people and trade unionists to beat back austerity and build a future for young people.”

Youth Fight for Jobs was launched on 2009 in response to rising levels of youth unemployment. We have recently staged the Austerity Games against the corporatisation of the Games and calling for them to be used to provide real jobs for youth. We were backed by the Unite, PCS, RMT, CWU, UCU, FBU, Bectu and TSSA trade unions.

ENDS

For more info see www.youthfightforjobs.com, email youthfightforjobs@gmail.com or call 020 8558 7947 or 07713 355616