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08-10-2012

Press release on Tory housing attack

Tory’s plan to cut housing benefits for under 25’s Youth Fight for Jobs and Education plans fortnight of protest against tory cuts from the 13th October Suzanne Beishon, Young Londoners Forced Out organiser said “This is an absolute farce. At the same time as they telling us to get on our bikes and look for work they are forcing many young adults back into living with their parents. Its measures like this that run the risk of infantilising a whole generation of young people.

Tory’s plan to cut housing benefits for under 25’s

Youth Fight for Jobs and Education plans fortnight of protest against tory cuts from the 13th October

Suzanne Beishon, Young Londoners Forced Out organiser said “This is an absolute farce. At the same time as they telling us to get on our bikes and look for work they are forcing many young adults back into living with their parents. Its measures like this that run the risk of infantilising a whole generation of young people.

People should get out and join the protests that are being held up and down the country. We are also building for the TUC demo on October 20th. Young people should join this protest alongside trade unionists in a huge show of opposition to austerity.”

The Youth Fight for Jobs and Education Fortnight of Action (FoA) will take place from the 13th October to the 27th October. We will be holding protests up and down the country against attacks on our rights and living standards. We want to use the FoA to build momentum for the October 20th demonstration and build support for the call for a 24 hour general strike. We are also building support for our manifesto “A future for the 99%”.

Youth Fight for Jobs was launched on 2009 in response to rising levels of youth unemployment. We have recently completed the 330 mile Jarrow March for Jobs. We were backed by the Unite, PCS, RMT, CWU, UCU, FBU, Bectu and TSSA trade unions.

 

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For more info see www.youthfightforjobs.com and www.londonersforcedout.com

Email youthfightforjobs@gmail.com or call 020 8558 7947