Web accessibility: Change options
date: 22 February 2012
embargo: For immediate release
Responding to the Office for National Statistics' analysis of the characteristics of young unemployed people today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
'Today's figures show the importance of higher qualifications in helping young people into work. But with ministers putting up fresh barriers to higher education by hiking tuition fees and scrapping the EMA, the scar of mass joblessness that is hitting today's youngsters could follow some of them into their late 20s or even 30s.
'The government's cut-price work experience scheme is woefully ill-equipped to deal with the scale of our jobs crisis. Young people need tailored support and experience of proper paid jobs to give them the best possible chance of moving into work.
'Failing to provide this investment is hurting young people today and is going to cost us all in the long run.'
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- The ONS analysis is available at www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lmac/characteristics-of-young-unemployed-people/2012/rpt-characteristics-of-young-unemployed-people.html
- All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk
Liz Chinchen T: 020 7467 1248 M: 07778 158175 E: email@example.com
Rob Holdsworth T: 020 7467 1372 M: 07717 531150 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subjects: About the TUC | Economic Issues | Equality Issues | Industrial Issues | International Issues | Social Issues | Union Issues | Workplace Issues
Themes: All Together for Public Services | All Together for Public Services - Events | Brendan Barber | Changing Times | Child Poverty | Decent Work | Fair Work | Frances O'Grady | It's About Time | May Day | New Unionism | NorthernMagazine | One-in-Five Campaign | Speak Up For Public Services | touchstone | TUC Aid | Working On The Edge
Other navigation: Newsroom | What's New | Site search | Advanced search | Home
TUC full graphics home page
TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Telephone 020 7636 4030, Email
Privacy statement, Copyright © Trades Union Congress 2013, unless otherwise stated
From full graphics http://www.tuc.org.uk/economy/tuc-20659-f0.cfm