Youth Fight for Jobs tells Minister, “We demand jobs not excuses!”

Representatives from the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign met Minister for Employment & Learning, Reg Empey, on 18 February to challenge him on the Executive’s failure to create jobs. Youth Fight for Jobs put to the Minister, concrete initiatives which could immediately be implemented to create jobs. We showed how a programme for building social housing, a publicly owned IT sector and how an expansion of the NHS could immediately create thousands of jobs, while at the same time provide much needed services.

Instead, all we got from the Minister were meaningless excuses. He would “like” to do something but it was the responsibility of other departments; the money wasn’t there; and incredibly creating jobs for young people would annoy big business because “they would have more competition”.

The only co-operation between departments has been on how to cut public sector jobs. Plenty of money has been found to bail out rich bankers and line the pockets of politicians.

It was obvious by the end of our meeting that our ideas fell on deaf ears. This is why Youth Fight for Jobs will take our message to the thousands of young people on the dole and stuck in low paid jobs as well as those in schools, techs and universities who will bear the brunt of the failure of the politicians, to organise and fight for the right to a decent job.

Total
0
Shares
Previous Article

Capita: 84 more jobs lost

Next Article

No more cash for banks – Fund Limerick regeneration

Related Posts

UPDATE- Venue of picket against health cuts changed!

New Location: Knockbracken Health Care Park, Saintfield Road
9.30am, Thursday 25th March


The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has changed the location of Thursday's meeting of the Executive Board at the last minute from Knockbreda to Knockbracken Health Care Park. The Socialist Party has organised a picket outside the meeting to highlight and oppose the cuts being implemented by the board, and a petition will be delivered to the Chief Executive.

Protest against cuts to services

EUROPEAN-WIDE WEEK OF PROTEST & SOLIDARITY - BELFAST PROTEST
NO CUTS TO PUBLIC SERVICES


Protest: 5-6pm Thursday 24 June
European Commission Office, 74-76 Dublin Rd, Belfast

ENDORSED BY: FIRE BRIGADES UNION - I.N.T.O. NORTHERN REGION - SOCIALIST PARTY - WORKERS PARTY - ORGANISE - SAVE MID-ULSTER HOSPITAL - WE WONT PAY CAMPAIGN - YOUTH AGAINST RACISM plus many others

NO CUTS TO BAILOUT THE BANKS - DEFEND JOBS, WAGES & SERVICES

For more information contact Gary Mulcahy on 07743282321

 

Bank bosses making the workers pay

The announcement of massive job cuts in the banking sector further underlines that the bank bailouts had nothing to do with defending the interest of working class people.

Lloyds TSB has planned to cut up to 5,000 jobs across the UK. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) plans to cut 3,700 jobs on top of the 16,000 jobs it has already axed. HSBC, who announced that its third quarter profits were "significantly ahead" of last year, will cut a further 1,700 jobs meaning 3,400 job lost since December. In Ireland, Ulster Bank which is owed by RBS had axed 1,000 jobs this year and now wants to cap pensionable salary, reduce pay and seriously undermine conditions of employment.