Resolution: Support the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign

This resolution, proposed by TfL no.1 branch, was passed unanimously at the February meeting of the Regional Council.

More than three million are expected to be unemployed by the end of 2009. Young people are among the first to be thrown on the scrapheap. Currently, 40% of those losing their jobs are between 18 and 24.

The Youth Fight for Jobs campaign calls for a programme of government job creation and for an end to job losses. It is campaigning around three main demands, for the right to a decent job for all, with a living wage of at least £8 an hour. No to cheap labour apprenticeships! For all apprenticeships to pay at least the minimum wage, with a job guaranteed at the end. No to university fees. Support the Campaign to Defeat Fees.

This Region resolves to • Support the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign and add our name to the list of sponsors. • Sponsor a protester on the march for jobs called by Youth Fight for Jobs, taking place on April 2 to the G20. To donate £100 to the campaign. • Aid and actively build the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign. • Build for the TUC demonstration on March 28 against the G20. • Send a youth delegate to the Youth Fight for Jobs launch conference.