Tom Baldwin | 18.10.2011 12:55
Youth Fight for Jobs members are marching in the footsteps of the Jarrow Crusade to highlight the issues of youth unemployment and cuts to education and youth services.
This month marchers will be stopping in Bristol and be involved in a couple of events to help raise awareness of the campaign. These include a fundraising gig on Sunday 23rd October and a public meeting on Monday 24th, details below.
As figures have been released showing record youth unemployment of nearly 1 million 16-24 year olds, campaigners have been marching 330 miles across Britain to highlight the issue. The marchers, members of the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign are following in the footsteps of the Jarrow crusade of 75 years ago.
Youth Fight for Jobs is backed by 8 national trade unions and is calling for the government to create jobs with a massive programme of useful public works. They are also calling for the scrapping of ‘workfare’ schemes and the bringing back of Education Maintenance Allowance payments.
Some of the Jarrow marchers will be visiting Bristol for 2 days to meet local people. As well as visiting local trade union branches they will be speaking at a fundraising gig and public meeting - details below.
Fundraising Gig - 8pm Sunday 23rd October, Grain Barge, Mardyke Wharf, Hotwells, BS8 4RU
Public Meeting - 7pm Monday 24th October, City of Bristol College, College Green site, St George’s Road, BS1 5UA
The end of the Jarrow march is being marked by a national demonstration in London on Saturday 5th November. A coach will be leaving Anchor Road, Bristol at 8.30am.
For more information contact Tom Baldwin on 07986951527 or email@example.com
Original article on IMC Bristol: http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/706067