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 on issues that affect young people at work.
Community delegates were offered a platform to highlights the issues young people face in work and wider society, all input is then compiled into a wider strategy taken forward by the TUC’s General Council.
“I was quite nervous when I first stepped up to the podium” Said Arron after the conference ended, “But the longer I talked and the more I was able to speak, the more exciting the whole experience was.
“Unions have got a lot of work to do for young people, there a lot of issues we face in the workplace. We can do better, and Community can help me achieve the difference I want.”
As a result of the positive experience of conference, the five delegates have started planning for Community’s young workers forum, an event created to bring all of Community’s young members together to share work experiences and expand their networks.
“It’s important that we take our experience from conference and feed it back into Community’s young member network” Said Matthew Cooke, Lead conference delegate for Community. “We took part in some great discussions and now have a great foundation to take this forward with all of Community’s young members.”