CTU Media Release
23 August 2011
C’mon Minister! Less spin and more movement
The CTU youth wing Stand Up has reacted to a statement today from Paula Bennett which continued the spin and rhetoric from their announcement on youth unemployment ten days ago.
Spokesperson James Sleep says that another 326 placements for their two main youth unemployment schemes is a very small drop in a big bucket when there are 65,700 young people who are unemployed.
"326 extra places between Job Ops and Community Max is pathetic. The Government's failure to work proactively with business and community groups to create jobs for young people is going to keep youth unemployment high," says Sleep.
"Young New Zealanders and their families are being spoon fed rhetoric and spin. This announcement shows the Government is failing to boldly address youth unemployment," concludes Sleep.