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30 March 2016

Featured letter: 'Universal Jobmatch' con: 'Rabbit trail' of recurring, non-existent job ads

'Universal Jobmatch' is a website jobseekers are encouraged to use to find work

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8 July 2015

Stop hammering low-paid - 10 an hour now!

"David Cameron claims that he wants a high wage, low tax economy. If that's the case, he has a funny way of showing it," writes bakers' union BFAWU president Ian Hodson.

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1 July 2015

Block Osborne's Billionaire Budget

The Tory chancellor's new spending cuts will hit young people hard. Join young activists in towns and cities across the country to protest on 8 July!

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Workers' pay down 2.5k - Bosses' pay up 700k

18 February 2015

Workers' pay down 2,500... Bosses' pay up 700,000

Fight for decent pay, jobs and benefits: Feeling the pinch? Cutting back on spending? Wondering how you'll make it to the end of the month? You're not alone. Workers everywhere are struggling with stagnating wages and rising prices

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Tesco: every little cut helps

21 January 2015

Tesco: every little cut helps

In a small store such as ours, managers often end up working side by side with ordinary staff, all doing the same job. It's called "rumble", and can be a fun activity, joking and chatting, writes a Tesco worker.

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Youth Fight for Jobs - real jobs for all!, photo Paul Mattsson

2 April 2014

Real jobs for all!

Governments that try to "guarantee a job to every person are doomed to fail", according to Tory Chancellor George Osborne. What an indictment of the capitalist system he represents!

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5,000 people marched against the Welfare Reform Bill on 11 May 2011, photo Paul Mattsson

26 February 2014

'Welfare reform' - an avalanche of misery

"We must, as a society, face up to the fact that over half of people using foodbanks have been put in that situation by cutbacks to and failures in the benefit system, whether it be payment delays or punitive sanctions." These aren't the words of an opposition politician or an angry protester

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4 December 2013

Is workfare coming to Morrisons?

The government's various workfare schemes force jobseekers to work for a company while being paid only their benefits

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6 November 2013

Build a mass movement to defeat workfare and all cuts

On 30 October the Supreme Court quashed the government's appeal against Cait Reilly and Jamieson Wilson legal victory over workfare, writes Helen Pattison, Youth Fight for Jobs London.

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22 May 2013

Another blow for workfare

The government's hated workfare schemes suffered another setback recently when a judge ruled that the names of those taking part must be made public

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3 April 2013

Workfare and the Labour Party: 'A less than stellar party'

Like many people I was astounded by the Parliamentary Labour Party abstention on the emergency legislation enacted to undo the legal victory won by Cait Reilly and Jamieson Wilson against forced workfare, writes Nancy Taaffe

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27 March 2013

The 'workfare bill' and sanctions targets

Con-Dems have no solutions to unemployment: On budget day, the latest unemployment figures were published and showed yet another increase in the number of people out of work, writes Dan Crowter, Coventry Socialist Party.

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20 March 2013

Them & Us

Leveson confusion: First disagreements over press regulation were going to tear the government apart, then we were supposed to breathe a sigh of relief that they'd come to an agreement....

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Give us real jobs! Youth Fight for Jobs protest against Workfare in Stratford's Westfield shopping centre in London 25 February 2012, photo Senan

20 February 2013

Workfare ruling - government on back foot

Escalate action to fight for real jobs: "I am not going to give way on this" was the reply of Tory work and pensions minister Iain Duncan Smith (IDS) when confronted with the government's defeat on workfare at the court of appeal

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12 February 2013

Victory over 'workfare' sanctions

A victory in the Court of Appeal for Cait Reilly and Jamie Wilson has dealt a massive blow to the government's work-for-your-benefit schemes

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5 December 2012

Workfare schemes failing: We need real job creation

We will never be good enough. Millions strong and most of us young, all of us ready to work. We will never be good enough for Iain Duncan Smith, writes James Ivens.

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27 November 2012

Workfare is preventing people finding jobs

The government's outsourced back-to-work scheme for the long-term unemployed is not only not working, it is holding back jobseekers, the PCS union points out in a press release in response to figures released today (27th November)...

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5 September 2012

Boris' workfare - no solution

Fight for real job creation: London Tory mayor Boris Johnson recently announced a new workfare scheme for young people in the capital. Here is a letter sent by Youth Fight for Jobs to the Guardian newspaper in response:...

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8 August 2012

Them & Us

Cash for contracts?: Cat Reilly, the unemployed graduate who took the government to court over their slave labour 'workfare' schemes, has lost her case...

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13 June 2012

My workfare nightmare

240 hours' work for no pay - then back on the unemployment scrapheap: After being unemployed for over eight months in Hull, one of the worst areas for unemployment in the country, I was put onto a 'voluntary' work experience scheme

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