For my November column in Isle of Thanet News, I look at the gloomy job prospects facing young people in Thanet. The root of many of our problems is that we have an education and training gap.
The National Education Service proposed by the Labour Party will offer cradle-to-grave learning that’s free at the point of use.
Labour has also pledged to raise the minimum wage to the level of a proper living wage (at least £10 per hour) for all workers aged 18 or over.
In addition, Labour will abolish zero-hours contracts, promote collective bargaining and protect workers’ rights.
More specifically for Thanet, the local Labour Party is embarking on a series of conversations about how we can kick-start the local economy.
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