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Young Workers Yorkshire: a training weekend for young trade unionists
Event details
Sat 6 Apr 2019 - 09:30 to Sun 7 Apr 2019 - 12:00
Doncaster Racecourse
Leger Way
DN2 6BB Doncaster
United Kingdom
Daytime FREE / OVERNIGHT & dinner £110 plus travel expenses

Help us build and empower a movement of young workers this year

2019 is the Year of Young Workers, and we’ve got big plans. This summer we’ll run our flagship Summer Patrol pilot project, as well as develop our work reaching out to and organising migrant and asylum seeker groups.

Join us on our April training weekend to help shape our plans and prepare for our campaigning activities.

The aim of the weekend is to build a network of solidarity and collaboration between young trade unionists across the movement. We’ll explore common issues of access, activism, campaigning and union democracy.

We’ll develop campaigns & projects around those themes that will help us build and empower a movement of young workers over the coming year.

A TUC training weekend for young trade unionists. On the agenda:

  • training volunteers for our Summer Patrol pilot (reaching out to young, unorganised workers)
  • Digital campaigning: be part of our peer-to-peer texting pilot to organise more young workers
  • Reaching out to schools, migrants and asylum seeker communities: Developing our Worker's Centre programme in Yorkshire
  • Will include: Building a community movement – the example of Amazon in New York
  • Union access and democracy: how to build a young activists’ movement
  • Beating apathy workshop - how to build power: a LaborNotes workshop from their bestselling "Secrets of a Successful Organiser"
Young Workers Yorkshire: a training weekend for young trade unionists
Doncaster Racecourse
Leger Way
DN2 6BB Doncaster
United Kingdom
Transport and Travel

Please note, the TUC will not cover any travel expenses, childcare or other costs incurred by participants. Please speak to your union if you have any queries.

By Car

Doncaster racecourse boasts excellent links to the motorway network including M1 (junction 32), M18 (junction 3/4), A1M (junction 36) and the M62. Car Parking is Free (outside of the Leger Festival) in Car Park C (enter opposite junction at Wickes on Leger Way).
Please note: Car Parks A and C are available and free for all delegates.

By Bus

Doncaster racecourse is served by the following buses from Doncaster train station/Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange:

  • 21, 25, 29, 55, 56, 98

Please view this National Rail local area map for onward travel information from Doncaster station.


By Air

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield is less than seven miles from Doncaster Racecourse, with flights from some European destinations. We are also within easy reach of Manchester, Leeds Bradford and East Midlands airports.

Disabled Access

Doncaster Racecourse provides an accessible environment for all racegoers - including elderly people, those with young children, disabled customers and their carers.
In addition to ample space to view the racing, we also provide the following facilities
  • Designated disabled parking, in close proximity to the main entrance.
  • Majority of facilities at ground level with wheelchair access to main public areas via automatic doors.
  • Large lifts to all floors.
  • Disabled lift to Grandstand viewing area and disabled viewing stand overlooking the track.
  • Disabled toilet facilities inside, or in the near vicinity of, all public convenience areas throughout the racecourse.
  • Part of the Radar National Key Scheme (NKS) which offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country.
  • Registered Personal Carers assisting one or more disabled visitors will receive free entry upon presentation of official Personal Carer ID. Please inform the racecourse beforehand if you require any further assistance.
  • For senior citizens, a half price concessionary ticket is available for either the Grandstand or Family Enclosures. This ticket may be purchased on the raceday in person only, and is not available in advance. Valid photo ID may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Baby changing facilities are located in the majority of disabled toilets. Baby food/milk heating facilities are located in the Food Court and Silver Patriarch bar.