Tell us what is affecting you in your workplace.

Held in November every year, TUC Young Workers Month is a time where unions highlight the important issues facing young workers. It is an opportunity to recruit and organise even more young members to help us win better working conditions and build a stronger union.

This pandemic has highlighted the inequalities and injustices facing young workers in the workplace. We already know that young workers are more likely to be on insecure contracts and are therefore more likely to suffer by not being able to secure work, having poor terms and conditions and being paid less for the same job. UNISON are running a campaign, ‘One Wage Any Age’, for all workers to be paid the real living wage – you can read more about it here.

We want to elevate young workers and amplify their voices during Young Workers Month. Tell us your experiences of working through the pandemic and the issues you face at work. At a time with so much uncertainty, it is more important than ever that young workers have their voices heard. Tell us your story using the form below, and we’ll include it in our communications and campaigning during Young Workers Month.

We’d like to hear from young members about their experiences of working during the pandemic.

Leave us a few details, and someone will get back to you if we need any more information.

We’ll feature some of these stories on our website and regional social media.

Young Workers Month - share your story


Confidence at Work Workshop

24 March 2021 5:30pm–6:30pm

Online event

All UNISON young members are invited to attend an hour long confidence boosting workshop. Topics include; What is self-confidence? The effects of low self-confidence and how to tackle it Saying ’No’ and being assertive Speaking up at work To reserve a space, email Outcome

Young Members Forum

27 April 2021 3:00pm–4:30pm

Online Meeting


Young Members Forum

29 June 2021 3:00pm–4:30pm

Online Meeting


Young Members Forum

7 September 2021 3:00pm–4:30pm

Online Meeting


Regional Young Members AGM

4 November 2021 3:00pm–4:30pm

Online Meeting

The Regional Young Members’ AGM 2022 will be taking place virtually. The Young Members’ Forum provides an opportunity to meet likeminded young members to discuss important issues affecting young workers. It is an opportunity to create and execute activities and campaigns and ensure that young members are fairly represented within UNISON democratic structures.   Outcome


Lines between work and life have become ever more blurred

We’re now almost half way through TUC Young Workers Month 2020 and want to thank the young members who have already got in touch as part of our ‘Time to be Heard’ campaign. We have heard some really positive stories from our young members of their experiences of working throughout the pandemic, as well as […]

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Your rights

All the latest information from UNISON on your rights at work during the Covid-19 crisis can be found on website and is updated continually: