Christina McAnea address young members at their conference in Newcastle 2023

Young members gather at conference in Newcastle

Christina McAnea spoke about how the world of work has changed since she left school, saying: “Without doubt, being young today is so much harder”

Youth looking to the future

UNISON has raised the age limit of its young members to 30. Two activists discuss how the change will affect and empower the self-organised group within the union

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Young campaigners: Eric Roberts Awards 2023

Have young members in your region run a brilliant campaign? Do you know an exceptional young UNISON campaigner? If so, UNISON wants to hear from you.

UNISON raises the age limit for its young members

The decision at national delegate conference increases the ceiling age of young members from 26 to 30, with a dramatic impact for the union’s activists and structures

Conference delegates hold up vote cards

Heartbreaking stories of workplace harassment heard at NDC

A TUC report found that 68% of disabled women workers had been sexually harassed at work

Daniella Vega Sotelo, a member of the peasant farmer’s union FENSUAGRO, speaks to young members conference delegates from Colombia.

Colombian trade unionist addresses young members

Guest speaker Daniella Vega Sotelo, a member of the peasant farmer’s union FENSUAGRO, spoke of being a trade unionist in Colombia

Jon Richards, UNISON assistant general secretary, speaking at UNISON's national young members conference in Bournemouth

Young members’ conference opens with debates about cost of living

Assistant general secretary Jon Richards welcomes delegates and speaks before a morning of debate

Nominations now open for the 2022 Young Black Member Award

Do you know a Black member, under 27 who should be nominated for the Young Black Member Award? We are looking for branches and regions to nominate young Black members who are active in the union, dedicated to race equality and passionate about improving workplaces. Download the Young Black Member Award nomination form This award […]

A union for all ages

The chairs of UNISON’s young and retired members’ committees share their thoughts about the different challenges and motivations facing their members

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UNISON young members outside the conference venue

UNISON hosts its first young members’ conference in Cardiff

Throughout the course of the event, delegates spoke time and again of how important UNISON had been over the past two years

UNISON joins the fight over proper use of health data

The union seeks government guarantees that health data will be used in an ethical manner, assigned its true value and used for the benefit of UK healthcare

‘It’s a relief, a light at the end of the tunnel’ – young women and the vaccine

With vaccine hesitancy high among young women, UNISON members reassure others that there’s nothing to fear

Young members month

Young members: time to get active

Marking the TUC’s Young Workers’ Month, Sonia from the West Midlands shares her perspective

Making sure young people have a post-pandemic future

November is young workers month and UNISON wants to hear directly from young workers on what support they need from their union

UNISON equality survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during the pandemic

Tell us about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic – and join the prize draw for shopping vouchers