Local MEP welcomes EU funding to tackle youth unemployment in UK

Job CentreEurope is facing a crisis with over 5 million young people in unemployment. Labour MEPs are fighting for new opportunities for young people in the UK and plan to vote in favour of EU funding to help create new jobs …

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Opportunity and education for young people is the key to Britain’s future

Job CentreWe should always be striving for the next generation to do better than the last, and education is vitally important to achieving this. The launch of Labour’s education manifesto this week demonstrates a sincere commitment to opportunity for all.

The …

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Labour MEP: Coalition is letting down young people in the East Midlands


Local MEP, Glenis Willmott, has criticised the Coalition for not using EU funding to implement a Youth Guarantee Scheme in the East Midlands to help young people who are unemployed.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in Europe, said:

“There are …

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EU must act to give young people a future

Low Paid Young PeopleRecent figures released by the Resolution Foundation show that young people in the UK are increasingly stuck in low-paid jobs, often on temporary contracts that offer no security and few prospects for the future.

29% of workers aged 21-30 are …

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MEPs back youth guarantee schemes

177bfb0b-42b7-ebd4-353e-760c0ebb352cPlans for “youth guarantee” schemes to ensure that all young people get a job, education or internship offer after four months’ unemployment, were agreed in the European Parliament today.

In Strasbourg, MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of new plans to …

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Young People – resourceful and ready to work

At the weekend over 300 people came to Nottingham for a major international conference.

The “Getting Europe Working” Youth Summit was part of the campaign Re-launching Europe: our alternative vision for the future being run by the Socialists and Democrats

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We need European solidarity in the face of shared problems

Last Wednesday workers across Europe staged a series of strikes and protests against the crippling austerity being imposed on nearly every EU state.  The action was a show of solidarity between citizens facing a hopeless situation of startlingly high …

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