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Young Workers Conference Programme

TUC Young Worker’s conference 27-28 March 2021

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A programme packed full of inspirational speakers, thought-provoking discussions and engaging workshops. 

Saturday 27 March 2021

10:00 – 10:45 Keynote speaker: Frances O’Grady, TUC general secretary

Frances will speak about the challenges facing young workers and the movement and how we can respond

Followed by question and answer session

11:00 – 11:45 Debate session: Covid-19 and the impact on young workers

Contributions from young workers from trade unions on the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of young workers

12:00 – 13:00 Break

13:00 – 13:45 Keynote speaker: Charlotte Nichols, MP for Warrington North and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

Charlotte will speak about her experiences in the movement and why young workers need to get active and their voices heard

Followed by question and answer session

14:00 – 15:00 Panel discussion: Stopping Mass Unemployment of Young People

How do we stop the mass unemployment of young people? What can we do to protect and create jobs? Why is this important for young workers in particular?

Panellists include:

  • Paul Fleming, Equity general secretary
  • Amy Doyley, TUC Young Workers Forum and Musician’s Union
  • Alex Collinson, TUC analysis and research officer

Sunday 28 March 2021

11:00 – 11:45 Tackling racism as a movement

Speaker : Shav Taj, Wales TUC General Secretary

Followed by question and answer session

12:00 – 12:45 Debate session: Mental Health and Young Workers

Contributions from young workers on why mental health matters and what we can do to support young workers


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