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Time to be Heard – TUC Young Workers Month

Date
26 October – 4 December, 2020

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 […]

Campaign on the UNISON South East site.

It’s Young Workers’ Month!

November is young workers’ month! We will be aiming to raise the profile of young workers and young UNISON members by recruiting and organising them to help us win better working conditions and build an even stronger union.

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Cap it!

Date
1 September 2016 – 31 January 2018

The South East Young Members’ Forum has launched a campaign aimed at persuading the government to introduce rent capping in the South East. The South East has the second highest median rents, where private rental properties cost an average of £852 per month. The median rental values in London and the South East have grown […]

Campaign on the UNISON South East site.

Preparing for a year of Young Member activity: 2019

The 2018 National Young Members’ Weekend took place in Milton Keynes this year with 120 young members from around the country attending. South East Young Members turned out in force, with 13 delegates from a variety of local government, health, police and higher education branches coming together to discuss activism, recruitment and campaigns. The weekend […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Jo Wagstaffe: Young members active in UNISON

Jo is a young member from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Justice branch. She is a member of the South East Young Members’ Forum and also sits on National Young Members’ Forum.

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

Young Members

UNISON has almost 5,000 young members in the South East. If you are a UNISON member and under 27 years of age you are automatically entitled to participate as a young member. Young members’ groups work to: encourage recruitment, organisation and participation of young workers provide a powerful voice for young members give young members […]

Page on the UNISON South East site.

UNISON calls on the government to address housing crisis

The nation faces a desperate housing crisis. We need to build at least 250,000 homes per year to meet housing demand but less than half the homes we need are being built. The acute shortage of housing – particularly social and affordable housing – has led to spiralling rents and house prices across the nation […]

News on the UNISON South East site.

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 […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

If you’re a health student on placement, now is the time to join UNISON

For UK trade unions, November is Young Workers month. Young workers are recognised within UNISON as being under-27 and have their own officers and section within our union. This means that that UNISON has dedicated resources that help our union’s 63,000 young workers to help amplify their voices and win on the issues that matter […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Surviving the pandemic and shielding my family

We meet Georgie, a 27 year old Support Worker who had to move out of her home to protect her family during the first wave of the pandemic

Article on the UNISON South East site.

COVID-19: Black and female workers – more impacted than the rest

Anyone can be infected by COVID-19. But it’s increasingly clear that that’s where the equality ends

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Minimum wage rates go up in April

The government has launched its campaign to raise awareness of the increase in national minimum wage rates – and the so-called national living wage – which will come into force on 1 April. The new rates are: 25 and over – £7.50 an hour; 21 to 24 – £7.05 an hour; 18 to 20 – […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.