Young Workers


  • Hot Strike Summer 2022 – Enough is Enough!
    by Hayley Moffat on 23/08/2022 at 10:43

    It is important that working class people understand the history of the trade union movement and the politics that underpin their industrial experience on the shopfloor. Tory governments, big bosses and managers rely on workers not knowing their working rights and their strength in numbers. Unfortunately, due to the class-based education system in the United

  • UNI Europa Youth Conference 2022 – Gdansk – #Backtoourfuture
    by April O'Neill on 01/07/2022 at 09:30

    This summer the CWU National Young Workers Committee sent two delegates to the UNI Europa Youth Conference in Gdansk Poland. 64 participants attended, representing 33 trade unions, from 17 countries, with a 43% quota of women. The conference was the first since the pandemic, with many issues to discuss that disproportionately affect young workers that

  • Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade 2022
    by April O'Neill on 01/07/2022 at 09:28

    This Spring, I was fortunate enough to be elected to represent the CWU National Young Worker Committee at the May Day Parade in Cuba. 33 young trade unionists, from 7 different British and Irish trade unions, travelled to Havana with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) to participate in the workers parade on May 1st. The

  • A Question of Time?
    by April O'Neill on 30/06/2022 at 09:04

    Watching the BBC’s Question Time last Thursday (June 23rd) – like many people, overriding a previous abstinence to see the RMT’s Mick Lynch in full flow – I found that the episode was indeed a cracker, and one I recommend people go back and watch, for in it, I felt there were some stark observations

  • Climate Action and the Mobilisation of Young Workers are Two Sides of the Same Coin
    by Hayley Moffat on 21/01/2022 at 15:36

    Throughout November, the National Young Workers Committee were thinking about various issues that impact young workers as part of Young Workers Action Month. In this blog, committee member, Laura Marshall, explores the challenges young workers face in the workplace and wider society, due to the hegemony of neoliberalism. Together, we will also consider the ways