It aims to give our young activists a jumpstart on organising skills, provide a space to share what impacts them, and cultivate a safe environment to workshop plans and strategy for effective workplace organising.
Any young person who is a member of a TUC affiliated union living or working in the South West Region. The definition of "young member" in this instance is being accepted as - if your union considers you a young member, then so do we.
Union members do not have to be active reps in order to be eligible to join the network.
You will need sign-off from a union officer to join the network.
The inaugural year of the network will see young workers building a foundation through a guided online webinar series paired with unique seminars; plus visits to Bristol for networking and organising practice, the Channel Islands to develop outside-the-box organising strategies, and a Strategic Planning Residential in September to bring everything together and work collectively to tackle the unique challenges of individuals' workplaces.
6 Feb Launch meeting: introductions and objectives
21 Feb Seminar: overview and mapping
5 Mar Seminar: building a team & challenges for young workers
5-6 Apr Training weekend - Bristol
- Conversations and campaigning
- Digital Tools
- Rep roles & branch structures
29 Apr - 3 May Organising week - Channel Islands
- Rights at work
- Social movements
- National campaigns
- Linking causes and solidarity
20 May Seminar: Bringing it all together
12 June Seminar: Planning for young workers' engagement at the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival
19-21 July Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival
30 Aug - 1 Sep Strategic Planning Residential
- Bringing it back to our unions
- Deepening engagement
- Building an action plan (at work and in the wider movement)
Ready to join the network? Fill in the expression of interest form here.
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