November is Young Workers’ Month – a time to celebrate the contribution that young workers make to public services and to UNISON.
Though we know many UNISON members will always be young at heart, in UNISON members count as ‘young’ if they are 27 or under.
At national level, the national young members’ forum is prioritising work around raising awareness of issues faced by young workers, and in particular:
- the need for a real living wage – a minimum of £10 per hour – to combat the low level of the minimum wage and the age discrimination enshrined in legislation;
- the importance of recruiting and organising young members
UNISON are launching our ’27 under 27′ project, a set of portraits of young members, with some biographical information, showing the range of work and contribution they make, and the interests they have.