Young workers

Following a decision taken by members at Community’s biennial delegate conference in 2019, we have set up a task force with young workers. The task force will look at why young people aren’t joining trade unions and how we can recruit and involve more young members and reps.

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Everyone should have the chance of a decent job and career, no matter what their age. But young people are most likely to experience unemployment, underemployment, low wages, casual and temporary work, zero-hours contracts and workplace exploitation.

Young people are also least likely to be in a trade union, know your rights or have the knowledge of how to demand more from your employers.

As a union we want to engage and recruit all young workers. Young people deserve a great job like anyone else, where you are paid and treated fairly, where you get an opportunity to progress, have your voices heard and your rights upheld.

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Young workers news

Lauren Crowley - June 10th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
For thousands of workers across the UK who are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many will be wondering why employers have been vehemently [...]
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Lauren Crowley - May 29th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Click straight through to the new resources here. Today on the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Equal Pay Act, we remember the struggle [...]
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Anna Mowbray - May 13th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
In my last post I talked about the importance of reps keeping up their work to represent members in this challenging time. At times like [...]
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Community - March 13th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Community recently recently held an event for its young workers at the Quorn Grange in Loughborough. Offering young members the opportunity to share their stories [...]
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Community - February 21st, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
“Striving for equality is at the heart of what we do…” This week Community has launched its equalities strategy. A new booklet A Strategy for [...]
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Community - August 21st, 2019 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
“We’re optimistic about what we can achieve…” This August has seen the launch of Community’s young workers task force. Following a decision taken by members [...]
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TUC young workers
Community - April 12th, 2018 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Five young members have recently represented Community at the TUC’s annual young workers conference, a meeting of young trade unionists that advise the TUC General Council [...]
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Ash Andrews - February 14th, 2017 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Until two years ago, I had never considered challenging the requests of my employers when things didn’t add up. I never felt it was worth [...]
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