Key issues

UNISON’s young members campaign for fairness in the workplace for young workers providing public services.

This section is about the key issues facing young members. Each key issue explains the facts behind the issue, what UNISON is doing and how you can get involved. You will also find news articles, useful resources and events.

Young workers and mental health

Young members tell us that mental health is one of the major issues affecting them both at work and at home.

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Young Workers Charter

Younger workers are more likely to experience low pay, precarious work and limited training. But UNISON’s young members are fighting to make work better, by asking employers to sign their Respect Your Youth Charter.

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Apprenticeships can be an important way for young people to get into employment and earn while they learn. But young workers should not be used as cheap labour and need the protection of a union around them.

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