There is a national plan against youth unemployment, promised Prime Minister Rutte. Today he spoke to young people about the consequences of the crisis corona for students and young people on the labor market.
He is glad that met one of their main demands, says Lyle Muns a national plan against unemployment. The president of student union LSVb speaks for Y Coalition, an alliance of youth clubs. A number of young people this afternoon pushed the table with Prime Minister Rutte at the prime minister’s residence, to discuss the impact of the crisis corona for students and youth. Also, education Ministers of English Courts and Slob were present.
According LSVb many students have suffered delays because internships are halted and classes have failed. That delay they have to catch up next time, but institutions may not open at full speed. Moreover, many young people have lost their jobs. “In the last few months disappeared more than 100,000 jobs for young people,” said Muns. “Students now need to borrow more. A quarter of the students will soon graduate with a debt of more than 40,000 euros, and that the corona crisis is not even included. There should be relief for this group. ”
Coalition-Y includes young people from trade unions, the Young Climate Movement and LAX. The group will include students discount on their loan and that a national plan is against youth unemployment. With that last wish Rutte wants to go, he said. “It is working with the Ministry of Social Affairs drafted a plan,” said Muns. “What exactly will entail, we need to discuss. For example you can think of creating more internships, and go to employers and employees in municipalities matches. ”
According Muns conversation had a pleasant and constructive atmosphere. ” But some things he is less satisfied. So Rutte still wants nothing to do with the intended corona off the student loan where Y Coalition advocates. That would be a fair measure will Muns. “There is discount on tuition for final, but at the same time students need to borrow more,” said Muns. “There is no recognition for now. We want a discount on the student loan, but there is no promise made on. As we therefore continue to fight. We are anyway not in favor of the feudal system. If there was not, all these problems had not been there now. ”
Moreover coalition Y wants the compensation measures apply not only to final year students, but for students in all years. To which option will be considered, according to Rutte said Muns. “From September considering how the study delay develops in students. If this turns sharply, there maybe still widening of the compensation measures. More Rutte will not commit now. ”
The youth will in the near future a few more times with the Cabinet sit around the table. After the summer, says the group includes the housing and the environment.