Call for justice on jobs and learning

Call for justice on jobs and learning

Call for justice on jobs and learning

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YORK’S Fairness Conference highlighted the importance of reducing income inequality alongside helping those without skills/ jobs into decent employment (The Press, June 10). Julia Unwin pointed to York’s heritage of social justice.

JRF projections for 2020 envisage a “two tier” labour market with those without qualifications in seasonal, insecure, low-paid work, with increased child poverty.

David Ellis rightly pointed to the challenge presented by Education Secretary Michael Gove’s drive to turn inclusive education, (bringing out the best in everyone) into grammar school-style learning that fails to consider the needs of the majority.

Every young person should be offered learning that brings out the best in them and supports them to achieve. Mental health, counselling and careers support in schools are just as vital, yet have been slashed through funding cuts, storing up costs to society in the future.

Sharon Allen, of Skills for Care, highlighted the massive increase in care needs from a growing elderly population and the challenge to achieve a Living Wage for those providing our care services.

York needs to learn from this event – the council can take a lead, but it’s more important for all partners to get fairness right than focus on economic growth alone.

Coun Andy D’Agorne, Leader Green Group, City of York Council, Broadway West, York.

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1:15pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Badgers Drift says...

What a disjointed, incoherent statement of leftist tosh!

Life isn't fair - get over it!
What a disjointed, incoherent statement of leftist tosh! Life isn't fair - get over it! Badgers Drift
  • Score: 235

2:22am Thu 12 Jun 14

Magicman! says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
What a disjointed, incoherent statement of leftist tosh!

Life isn't fair - get over it!
"I've got money, I'm alright jack, everybody else can go and suck a stick... LOADSAMONEY!!!!"
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: What a disjointed, incoherent statement of leftist tosh! Life isn't fair - get over it![/p][/quote]"I've got money, I'm alright jack, everybody else can go and suck a stick... LOADSAMONEY!!!!" Magicman!
  • Score: 3

8:59am Thu 12 Jun 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
What a disjointed, incoherent statement of leftist tosh!

Life isn't fair - get over it!
The usual fare from the ever dogmatic Paul Simpson Cordock.

The letter, whether or not you agree with its politics or point is far from disjointed or incoherent.
Paul has no counter argument, makes no effort to pick out any points he feels need addressing, just calls "tosh" and wails some dichotomous partisan political name - "leftist!"

It's a standard tool for those who seek to create factions and to foster conflict. Paul loves conflict.
Simply discredit and decry. Label!

And if Paul really did believe "Life isn't fair - get over it" then why hasn't HE got over it yet? Why has it been a decade of bleating about s106 etc etc etc etc?
Usual hypocrisy, dogma and schisms.
A toxic mix. Yuck!
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: What a disjointed, incoherent statement of leftist tosh! Life isn't fair - get over it![/p][/quote]The usual fare from the ever dogmatic Paul Simpson Cordock. The letter, whether or not you agree with its politics or point is far from disjointed or incoherent. Paul has no counter argument, makes no effort to pick out any points he feels need addressing, just calls "tosh" and wails some dichotomous partisan political name - "leftist!" It's a standard tool for those who seek to create factions and to foster conflict. Paul loves conflict. Simply discredit and decry. Label! And if Paul really did believe "Life isn't fair - get over it" then why hasn't HE got over it yet? Why has it been a decade of bleating about s106 etc etc etc etc? Usual hypocrisy, dogma and schisms. A toxic mix. Yuck! Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 45

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