Our young members are stronger together

The region’s Young Members are coming together after the toughest 18 months of their lives

According to the Office for National Statistics, young people (aged 16 to 24 years) were the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in terms of employment. Early in the pandemic, the employment rate of young people declined the most compared with other age groups.  Young people are also the most likely to be working zero-hours contracts, which makes it harder to achieve long-term security and stability.

With all this in mind, we’re inviting our Young Members (defined by UNISON as under 27 years old) to come together online on 27 January at this year’s Regional Young Members’ AGM, to inform the democratic structure of our Young Members Forum and campaign on the issues that affect young workers.

Everything you need to know, including details on registering to attend, nominating yourself or members within your branch for election, and submitting motions for debate, can be found below.

Holding our meeting online means that this could potentially be the biggest Regional Young Members’ AGM we’ve ever held in the region. We very much hope to see a great turnout on 27 January!

Attending the Young Members’ AGM

All delegates and visitors to the Regional Young Members’ AGM 2022 must themselves be UNISON members aged 26 or under.

Branches are invited to register up to five AGM delegates who will be able to participate in the election for contested positions and vote on key items of business.

All young members in your branch should be given equal opportunity to put themselves forward.

The deadline for registering your delegates is 5pm on Thursday 6 January.

Click for more info and details on how to register