Today millions of school students round the country will be receiving GCSE results. Those hoping to go to college will be the first since the government scrapped EMA.
Youth Fight for Job and Education is organising the JarrowMarch (1 October – 5 November – www.jarrowmarch11.com) as a rallying point for young people that find their rights and living standards under attack
Paul Callanan, Youth Fight for Jobs and Education, National Organiser said “what should be a joyous occasion, has for many students, been utterly ruined by this vicious government of Bullingdon boys. Many students whoshould now be looking ahead to a bright future will have found it has been snatched away by a government who have take away what was a lifeline intoeducation for the poorest students. This comes the week after the A-level results came out where 200,000 had a similar experience, finding that becauseof the rise in fees they would no be attending university. This all comes hoton the heels of the announcement of new unemployment stats. The figure show that unemployment amongst 18-24 stands at 20.2%. On top of this the cuts willmean that over 1 million more jobs will be blotted out of existence.
This was what led to the build up of anger that caused theriots two weeks ago. While we do not believe that rioting is a way forward we do recognise the reasons. We see the riots as a reflection of the alienation ofa whole generation of young people who have their futures snatched away by theConDem government. What is needed is a united movement of youth, students andworkers to stop the cuts and defeat the ConDemolition.
The Jarrow march for jobs will bring together young peoplewith trade unions and anti-cuts organisation. In each town and city passthrough we will holds demonstrations and rallies against the government’s attacks on our rights and living standards. We will be demanding decent jobs with decent, training schemes to get young people into work and free education.We will be taking to the streets to say that we won’t be a lost generation and we will fight for our futures”
Youth Fight for Jobs is a campaigning organisation launchedin response to the government trying to punish young people for the recessionin early 2009.
We have the backing of the PCS, UCU, RMT, CWU, UNITE, BECTU,FBU and TSSA trade unions.