Youth Network News

Seeing red over young Blueshirts’ plan

A number of weeks ago, Young Fine Gael, the youth wing of Fine Gael, made the dramatic call for a cut in the minimum wage by 23% or... more

JobBridge is symbolic of government’s attitude towards young people

Ireland has faced the greatest economic and social crisis since the foundation of the state and rather than target those responsible – speculators, senior bankers or politicians – our government... more

Youth groups call for end to JobBridge Scheme.

Advocacy groups for young people have come together to voice their opposition to the government’s national internship scheme, JobBridge. The youth committees of Mandate Trade Union and the Communications... more

Mandate Youth launch ‘Your Rights at Work Down Under’ document informing young Irish emigrants of their employment rights in Australia

Mandate Youth along with the CWU Youth and Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty yesterday launched a workplace rights information document for Irish workers leaving to work in Australia. more

Irish Political Economy course available for young activists

Conor McCabe, Lecturer in Equality Studies, UCD School of Social Justice and author of Sins of the Father, will begin an 8 week education course on the political economy... more

We're Not Leaving - Young People's Assembly this Saturday

Mandate Trade Union is supporting this Saturday's major gathering of young people in Liberty Hall as part of the "We're Not Leaving" project against forced emigration. You... more

Mandate Youth supporting Jobbridge protest

Mandate Youth is supporting tomorrow’s (Saturday, 5 October 2013) protest against the extension of the JobBridge scheme. The protest will take place outside of... more

Mandate Youth organise fundraiser for the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster

Mandate Youth is organising a fundraising event for the victims and families of the Rana Plaza tragedy on Wednesday 10th July at the Parnell Bar, Parnell Street, Dublin 1... more

Danger of the job at any cost approach

By Aideen Carberry - Mandate Organiser One of the biggest global trends in recent years has been in the rise of precarious employment. In an economy that... more

“We’re Not Leaving” say young people against forced emigration

“There’s something fundamentally wrong with a society that’s more concerned about the flight of capital, than it is about the flight of its own children.” Those were... more
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