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More and better jobs for young people – the UK perspective. Matt Dykes Policy Officer for Young People TUC. Youth unemployment in the UK. Lovely v Lousy Jobs. Trade union membership by age. Trade union membership by sector. UK government responses:. National Minimum Wage bands

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More and better jobs for young people the uk perspective
More and better jobs for young people – the UK perspective

Matt Dykes

Policy Officer for Young People

TUC






Uk government responses
UK government responses:

  • National Minimum Wage bands

  • Work experience / Interns

  • Apprentices

  • Employer incentives

  • Active labour market programmes, e.g. Future Jobs Fund

  • Procurement

  • Spending cuts / welfare ‘reform’ / de-regulation



Future jobs fund
Future Jobs Fund

  • £1.1bn fund

  • 200,000 jobs

  • 6 months

  • Paid at least National Minimum Wage

  • Additional

  • 16 – 24 year olds unemployed for 6 months or more


Future jobs fund and tuc
Future Jobs Fund and TUC

  • Trade union representation on evaluation panel

  • Information for FJF workers

  • Regional training sessions

  • Targeted recruitment

  • Barnsley Council = 96 out of 100 recruited into the union



Tuc response
TUC response

  • 2 key aims:

  • Support young people in the crisis

  • Engage young people in trade unions


4 key concepts
4 key concepts

  • Position trade unions where young people are

  • Support young people entering work

  • Bargain for young people’s opportunities

  • Champion young people’s issues


All together for public services
All Together for Public Services

  • Fight the cuts

  • Campaign for investment, jobs and economic growth

  • Build alliances

  • Youth strategy


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