Young Members

UNISON has around 63,000 young members. 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 the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in the union.

As a young member you are supported by a union of 1.3 million members who can assist you with support, training, advice and guidance.

UNISON encourages young members to get involved in every level of the organisation. At regional level young members get together to plan and organise campaigns and discuss ideas and experiences.

The national young members’ forum includes two representatives from each region, and the young members’ representative on the national executive council. The forum ensures that young members have a strong voice within UNISON and are represented in every tier of the organisation.

Speak to your local representative if you would like to know more about joining UNISON, and how we can help you.

Campaigning

Young members make a difference in the workplace by campaigning on the issues that affect them directly, such as job security and training, apprenticeships, workplace rights, pay and conditions problems and bullying. As a young member you can take part in all UNISON campaigns.

You can join us and help to organise events for campaigns.

As a young member you also have the power to act against inequality or discrimination in the workplace and improve conditions for all.

Contact your local rep if you’d like more information about joining UNISON.

Member groups

As a young worker, you may find it hard to make a difference at work.

Being a member of UNISON and our vibrant young members’ group means that you are able to make real changes in your workplace.

Young members have groups right across the country. The focus of these groups is to identify and stand up for issues that affect young people.

Career progression

UNISON can help you develop your career with training, advice and guidance. Being a member of UNISON can help you get training in, for example, communication, IT, problem-solving or interpersonal skills.

Volunteering for UNISON makes a good addition to any CV. There are many opportunities to gain new experience such as event management and people management.

Read more about learning and volunteering.


Protest against Trump state visit

  1. Introduction

This briefing note gives information regarding a proposed ‘Anti Trump Protest March’ through Nottingham City Centre on Monday 20th February, at 17:30 hours. A crowd of approximately 1000 people will participate.

                                  

  1. Background

  This is part of a national march organised in Nottingham, by Nottingham People’s Assembly supported by the Nottingham National Union of Teachers, Nottingham Stand up to Racism, Nottingham Stop the War and East Midlands CND.

 

See link below via Facebook – events in Nottingham

 

https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/1816514718589865/

 

Excerpt from Facebook page :–

 

‘’On 20 February, Parliament will debate whether Trump is allowed to make an official state visit to the UK. Theresa May has invited him, but since then nearly 2 million have signed a petition saying Trump isn’t welcome here. Let’s #standuptoTrump – no to Islamophobia, no to racism, no to sexism.

 

We will march from the Forest Recreation ground – meeting near the Homemade Cafe from 5.30 – to the Market Square.’’

 

  1. Proposals

The march will commence at the Forest Recreation Ground at 17:30. The route will be:

Forest Recreation Ground – Mansfield Road – Milton Street – Upper Parliament Street to Speakers Corner in the Market Square.

 

  1. Operational Planning

An action plan will be devised to mitigate the effects on the Public Highway at 17:30 on Monday 20th February 2017.

Nottinghamshire Police have been advised by telephone and email

Traffic Control Centre – will be monitoring the traffic signals along this route. Information will be sent via communications such as Twitter on Monday morning to gives drivers time to reroute the journey home if necessary. Contact Steve O’Sullivan on 0115 8765254

The Press Office and Councillors will be informed.