From the TUC

Building Stronger Unions at Congress

01 Sep 2009, By

If you’re due to be at this years Congress which begins in Liverpool on September 14th, attending the following fringe meetings will be time well spent.

Reaching out: organising young workers

Room 4A, BT Convention Centre

Monday 14th September, 5.15pm

Chair: Frances O’Grady, TUC

Speakers: Billy Hayes, CWU, Mark Serwotka, PCS, Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ, Chris Keates, NASUWT, John Walsh, Unite / TUC Young Members Forum

Outline: The case for organising and supporting young workers is increasingly urgent as youth unemployment reaches alarming levels and young people at work face increasing job insecurity, vulnerability and low pay. Yet trade union membership among young people remains low. This event looks at the ways trade unions are taking on the challenge of organising and empowering young members and how the TUC and unions can work together to promote the benefits of trade union membership to young people both in the workplace and wider community.

This event will also showcase the winning entries to the TUC’s 60 Second Ads Challenge, the TUC competition inviting budding film makers to submit 60 second films promoting the benefits of trade unions.