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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.

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.