Young Members’ Newsletter issue 1 2020

Welcome to the young members’ newsletter.  It’s produced 4 times a year and is written by young members for young members. If you want to get involved in young members’ activities and are aged 27 or under, contact youngmembers@pcs.org.uk to be added to the network or for more information.

In this issue:

Annual general meetings
Megan McQuade, national young members’ committee chair on the importance of annual general meetings (AGMs) and annual delegate conference.

LGBT+ History month
Megan Hamlin on 20 years since the repeal of Section 28. Celebrate how far the UK has come thanks to activists lobbying for LGBT+ rights.

Words can hurt
Social media online bullying and the impact it can have. Rachelle McDougall shares her insight.

Future Leaders programme
One thing that hit home is the final line of a book written by a concentration camp escapee, ‘if it happened once, it can happen again’. Read Kevin Scott’s account of his inspirational trip.

The first 2020 young members’ committee meeting
John Law shares his story on becoming active in the union and specifically getting involved with the young members’ network.

The Building Our Future programme
Holly Allison explains how HMRC's Building Our Future programme is affecting members of all ages.

Fighting the far right
Robert Eagleton reflects on his trip to Berlin, all that he saw and the important role that trade unions play in combatting this idealogy.

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