1st Federal Youth School takes place in Valencia

The 1st Federal Youth School of the Public Services Federation was held on 3rd, 4th and 5th June in Valencia, Spain. Under the slogan “Rewrite your role”, about eighty young delegates (male and female) from throughout the country met in the city of Valencia to discuss the role of young workers in the union Comisiones […]

June 25, 2010

AFL-CIO hold its first ever Young Workers Summit

On 10-13 June 2010, more than 400 participants attended the ‘Next Up’ conference, the AFL-CIO’s first-ever Young Workers Summit held in Washington. They developed a game plan for the future that focuses on making sure young union leaders and activists are taken seriously and their ideas are heard at all levels of the union movement. […]

June 22, 2010

COSATU commemorates Youth Day

As its contribution to the Youth Month commemoration activities, COSATU hosted a Young Workers Seminar on 9 June in Johannesburg. The Seminar, which drew scores of young workers, including shop stewards from COSATU affiliated unions, focused on among other things, youth unemployment, strategies for organising young workers, and initiatives that trade unions have embarked upon […]

June 18, 2010

Young organisers in the field of Global Delivery

Thanks to Tim Beaty (IBT) for highlighting the work that young organisers such as Ben Speight do in the field of Global Delivery. Ben works in Atlanta and has used his position as a shop steward as springboard to organise more workers at UPS. In the link, he illustrates the sense of identity that being […]

June 15, 2010