It’s November, which means Young Workers’ Month is upon us.
Young Workers’ Month is an annual event for union members aged 27 or under, and is a great way to get involved in your union. Young Workers’ Month aims to get fair working rights for all and fight injustice and inequality for young workers. Now more than ever, young workers are facing hardship across the nation and it is vital that we come together to voice our opinions.
There are many exciting things happening this month, including a games console tournament, some offices will be holding stalls, and some will be holding training sessions. Also keep an eye out for the young members’ social, happening at the end of the month in Cardiff, which will be open to all with free entry. There will be a quiz and a raffle with prizes up for grabs including an Amazon Kindle Fire!
Earlier this year, the TUC passed a motion at its 150th anniversary, stating that next year (2019) will be the year for young workers. This is a great step forward in getting a voice for young workers and members, showing them that they are pivotal in the union now and in its future.
In light of this we also welcome the new young members’ convenor for Wales, Marco Griffiths (based in Cathays Park) and Jaydene Davies as the south east Wales convenor to the young members’ committee.
If you want to get involved with Young Workers’ Month or the young members’ committee, contact your branch young members’ rep (listed below). There are so many ways to get involved.
If you have any ideas or need any materials contact Nathan Edgeworth – PCS young members’ officer by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marco Griffiths, Cardiff Branch – Marco.Griffiths12@gov.wales
Rebecca Vowles, Mid & West Wales Branch – Rebecca.Vowles@gov.wales
Kate Grindal, South Wales Branch – Kate.Grindal@gov.wales
Gareth Robinson, National Assembly for Wales Branch – Gareth.Robinson@assembly.wales