Today’s unemployment numbers are the highest in five years, with almost 700,000 jobs lost during the pandemic and 1.7 million out of work. It is an avoidable crisis – and young workers are bearing the brunt.
As the British Gas strike returns to the picket, we speak to the workers involved – about the threat to their family lives, bullying ‘fire and rehire’ tactics, and how one company’s celebration of key workers rang hollow.
New research shows that two in three youth centres are on the verge of closure. With youth unemployment also skyrocketing, Britain’s government is failing young people – and the consequences are likely to be severe.
From the 1960s to the ’80s, the Asian Youth Movements organised against racists and the far-right on Britain’s streets. Speaking to Tribune, the activists behind those efforts call for that flame to be reignited.
Public sector workers aren’t overpaid. In fact, successive Tory cutbacks mean that they earn less today than they did a decade ago – and the latest pay freeze will push many into hardship.