Jobs Not YOPS

From NME, 6th March, 1982

YOPS was the Youth Opportunity Scheme. It was what the Tory government, Mrs Thatcher was then PM, stuck unemployed kids on so they wouldn’t show up on the dole. You did some training, painted the playground, fixed a fence and then went back onto the dole.



2 thoughts on “Jobs Not YOPS

  1. Bessie

    30 years ago April gone 1000s of school students went on strike over compulsory YTS organised by the Labour Party Young Socalist. It was 1985, the miners had just been defeated, starved back to work in the end. The upshot? Thatcher BACKED THE FUCK DOWN!

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