Glasgow Young Communists fighting food poverty this winter

Following news of a winter lockdown, Young Communists in Glasgow have been collecting food donations over the past few months. These food bank drives have been highly successful and have gathered a great and welcome reception from Glaswegians.

YCL: “UNICEF feed Britain’s children for the first time in history while Tory donors cash in on the pandemic”

The Young Communist League has issued a statement on the news that for the first time in history, UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, have been forced to intervene to help feed hungry children in Britain this winter.

Interview with Leslie Barson, Co-founder of Granville Community kitchen and housing activist on the South Kilburn Estate

Joe Bastable interviews Leslie Barson to discuss foodaid, social housing issues and gentrification in London and across Britain.

Scottish Parliament unanimously passes Period Poverty Bill

This evening, 24 November 2020, the Scottish Parliament unanimously voted to become the first country in the world to pass legislation making period products freely available to all. The Bill, which was proposed by Monica Lennon, Scottish Labour spokesperson for Health and Sport, is the result of years of campaigning from anti-poverty campaigners.

Young workers twice as likely to have lost their job during the pandemic

In a report from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (LSE) titled ‘Generation COVID and Social Mobility: Evidence and Policy’, it has been shown that young workers aged 16-25 have been hit the hardest employment-wise since the pandemic began.

250,000 workers set for pay rise as Real Living Wage rate set to rise next year

Today, the Living Wage Foundation announced the new Real Living Wage rates for the upcoming financial year. Across the UK, the wage rate is set to rise from £9.30 to £9.50, while in London, where living costs are substantially higher, the rate is set to rise 10p, from £10.75 to £10.85. Meanwhile, the Government haveContinue reading “250,000 workers set for pay rise as Real Living Wage rate set to rise next year”

CP demand action to protect jobs, food and housing as second lockdown sets in

The Communist Party has issued the November edition of its news sheet Unity! focusing on communist campaigning work up and down the country and the need for a trade union led fight for action to protect lives and livelihoods during the pandemic.

Bath rated UK’s most “progressive” city

The West of England Branch of the Young Communist League are dismayed, but not surprised, at the uncritical reporting from news outlets that financial services company Bankrate have rated the city of Bath the UK’s “most progressive place… to live and work”

What the free school meals scandal says about capitalism in Britain

The refusal to extend free school meals over Christmas has met a lot of backlash. The predicted cost of this scheme would only be around £20 million as only 15% of students were estimated to be receiving free school meals. This number accounts for about 1.3 million children but the actual figure is now estimated to have risen to around 2 million.

YCL: “Johnson, Sunak and Tories show their true colours over school meals”

The Young Communist League has issued a statement on the sickening refusal by the government to guarantee free school meals during holidays until next Easter.