Supported by Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC)
Lee Jasper, Zita Holbourne
The Tory government is continuing with it’s brutal cuts agenda even as the jobs crisis continues to grow. February’s unemployment figures revealed another 48,000 tossed on the unemployment scrapheap. 20,000 of them aged 16-24The government’s ‘solution’ to this problem is to view the 1.04million young unemployed people as cannon fodder for their friends the bosses. By threatening to remove their only source of income they have already forced tens of thousands into unpaid ‘Mandatory Work Placements’ and ’apprenticeship’ schemes with no real full-time job at the end.
This is a disgrace when the government could and should be spending the billions it has poured into the bottomless pockets of the bankers and workfare profiteers like A4e to provide the unemployed with real training, real jobs and a real future.
Protest has forced big companies like Burger King and Tesco to drop out altogether or offer to pay the minimum wage to those it takes on via the schemes – we hope it can also make the government bring a complete halt to the schemes and start investing in people’s futures.
NO TO WELFARE CUTS – NO TO WORKFARE – NO TO ANOTHER LOST GENERATION
JOIN THE DEMONSTRATION: Help us form a mass dole queue outside the DWP in Westminster on 14 March when the next unemployment figures are released.Assemble 9am outside DWP, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London SW1H
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