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News | 12.09.2017

TUC Congress 2017 - Tuesday Evening Round-up

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to Congress

Watch the video below or read his full speech.

Young workers need trade unions more than ever

Just as Jeremy said - everyone should join a union. But there is a missing generation in trade unions: under-30s. The TUC’s reaching young workers programme is all about finding ways to get more young workers into trade unions - and changing trade unionism so that it works better for young workers. Watch below for some of the findings from the project so far.

Meet Clare

Clare Coatman manages the TUC’s young workers’ programme. She tells us her own story of exploitation at work and how that spurred her to join a union and make a difference. Read her story

What can you do to help?

Together we can increase trade union membership among young people. If you are a rep or an officer, why not bargain and campaign on issues that young workers are concerned about? That will help show that unions work on issues that matter to young workers. To get you started here's our guide, Getting by and getting on.(PDF)


And the winners are...

Congratulations to all the winners of Reps of the Year Awards. These awards recognise the outstanding achievements and contribution union reps make in ensuring we have a safe, equal and fair place to work. A huge thank you to all our union representatives.This year's winners are:

  • Organising Award: Steve Garelick, GMB
  • Health and Safety Award: Tony Lampey, USDAW
  • Union Learning Award: Daphne Robins, UNITE
  • Youth Award: Steven Warwick, PCS
  • Women’s Gold Badge: Jean Rogers, Equity



Keep your tweets coming in to #tuc17 and you could be featuring in tomorrow's issue.

@slack_michelle @GaryW4 @thecsp the #TUC17 delegation feeling empowered after @jeremycorbyn rousing speech #physioworks #ScrapTheCap

— Jill Taylor (@jilly31) September 12, 2017

Great to meet some of the amazing #McStrike workers at #TUC17. Sending solidarity to all involved in the campaign to tackle poverty pay.

— Thompsons Solicitors (@ThompsonsLaw) September 12, 2017

Huber Ballesteros with @jeremycorbyn today at #TUC17 supporting peace and social justice in Colombia
— Justice for Colombia (@JFColombia) September 12, 2017

@ucu delegation photo #TUC17 we've all spoken and still one day to go.

— Douglas Chalmers (@UCUVP) September 12, 2017

#TUC17 @BertSchouwenburg @GMB supports @WarOnWant #EndPrecariousContracts campaign

— War on Want (@WarOnWant) September 12, 2017

Day 3 #TUC17 always nice to have Francis O'Grady TUC General Secretary, visit the stand
— UnionLine (@UnionLineNews) September 12, 2017