Millennials: Avocados, flat whites and Instagram – right? Not quite. The hipster characterisation masks a much starker reality for the houseless generation. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work. They need trade unions more than ever.

This is why UNISON has voted to make 2019 the year of young workers. Considering the working conditions young workers face and the need to secure protection at work for future generations, it is a moral imperative. But it’s not all doom and gloom – young members are one of UNISON’s fastest growing demographics. We are already reaching out in new and innovative ways and demonstrating the practical impact we can bring to young people’s lives.

Events

Trade Union History (Taunton)

2 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Taunton

A one day course to learn about the history of unions, the victories we have had, and how unions have influenced the society we live in now. Who is it for? Members and Activists who are 26 years old and under. What will I learn? The course aims to help learners to understand: how and […]

Regional Apprenticeship Forum (Taunton)

15 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Taunton

The one day forum is an opportunity for reps and branch officers to find out more about apprenticeships and how the apprenticeship levy on employers is working, discuss issues related to apprenticeships and plan branch involvement. The day includes: apprentices – policy, legislation and the levy: an update. negotiating around apprenticeships developing plans for supporting […]

Confidence for Young Women Members (Taunton)

5 – 6 September 2019

Taunton

A two day training course aiming at young women members (26 and under) who want to become more active in UNISON and or improve their confidence in different situations. This course will: boost your self-esteem by looking at your own strengths and areas of development practice assertiveness skills encourage positive thinking increase your confidence to […]

Confidence for Young Women Members (Taunton)

5 – 6 September 2019

Taunton

A two day training course aimed at young women members (26 and under) who want to become more active in UNISON and or improve their confidence in different situations. This course will: boost your self-esteem by looking at your own strengths and areas of development practice assertiveness skills encourage positive thinking increase your confidence to […]

Regional Young Members Weekend (Bristol)

2 – 3 November 2019

Bristol

This residential weekend of workshops, speakers and training events is open to all UNISON Young Members who want to develop their skills and knowledge in campaigning and organising around the issues they face. There has never been a more important time for young people to join, and become active, in UNISON. The issues facing young […]