Young people change history – here’s how

On a Friday in May, more than 100 UNISON young members headed to Leicester to spend the weekend together.

As well as congratulating the city on its footballing feat, they were there to learn about UNISON, the wider union movement and, most importantly, how they can help our campaigning to defend public services.

Throughout history young people have made vital contributions to social movements. From the 13-year-old girls in the match girls’ strike in London, to the young people who voted in the Scottish referendum.

Scroll through the timeline below to see some of the key dates for young people and social movements.

And now we need them more than ever.

The current threat to public services is unprecedented and young people must be part of the campaign to save them. Know any young people? Get them to join UNISON!

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