Young members organisation is at the heart of UNISON with
a committee at Scottish and UK level and a special branch officer
post in UNISON Edinburgh
Where young people are part of a workforce represented by a trade
union they get a better deal, including improved pay and career
opportunities, and are less at risk from exploitation, accidents
and injury compared to young workers in non-unionised workplaces.
That's why our priority is to recruit and support more young members.
National minimum wage
UNISON is fighting to end the different age rates in the minimum
Living wage for nursing and midwifery students
UNISON campaigns and lobbies for a decent living wage for all
nursing and midwifery students. See the UNISONScotland
Grants not fees
UNISON has been campaigning against the Government's decision
to abolish student grants and introduce tuition fees since 1998.
These and a whole range of other initiatives like www.troubleatwork.org.uk,
for free UNISON advice about workplace problems especially for
students and young employees, make it well worth joining UNISON
Scotland and getting active in the union.
Use the Join button at the top to get a form....
To get involved with either the UK Young Members forum or the
Scottish Forum, contact the branch office on 0131 558 7488 or
The National Young Members Forum
UNISON young members have a strong voice in the union through
the National Young Members Forum. This forum has the same responsibility
as our Branch Young Members Officer:
The next one takes place in Blackpool, 12 -14 April,