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Wales and South West Region Young Workers Update

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01 Aug 2019
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Young Members Update

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GMB Young members’ in Wales and South West Region have been established for many years. We recognise the importance of young members, up to age of 30, in securing the future of the GMB and of the trade union movement of the hole. We hold regular activist meetings across the region to get members active in their workplaces and at regional events. We are keen to raise the profile of GMB across the region and to recruit young members into the Union.

Young workers are most likely to be in insecure work, in low paid jobs and without opportunities to progress at work than any other age group. Unions mean better pay, secure jobs and training on the job, yet very few young workers are in unions. We can change that. Young people are getting a raw deal at work.  - TUC Young Workers  

Young Members’ are getting involved in the structures, we have three young Regional Council Members:


Young member seat: Rhiannon Williams
Young member seat: Dean Ismay
LGBT Seat: Arron Bevan-John


Young members @ ASDA & AMAZON

GMB Asda demo

GMB Young members have been assisting those who work in ASDA with queries via social media and by providing information stalls across the region. Young member at ASDA or Amazon?


Young Members @ Tolpuddle

Alexander Bryant-Evans and Arron Bevan-John attended Tolpuddle Festival, the birthplace of trade unions, to celebrate the achievements of the six Tolpuddle Martyrs who were sent to Australia for slave labour as punishment for taking a secret oath and forming a union. Many thanks to Arron and Alex for representing the region. Please email ruth.brady@gmb.org.uk for the full report.

Young members at Tolpuddle

Alexander Bryant-Evans and Arron Bevan-John attended Tolpuddle Festival, the birthplace of trade unions, to celebrate the achievements of the six Tolpuddle Martyrs who were sent to Australia for slave labour as punishment for taking a secret oath and forming a union. Many thanks to Arron and Alex for representing the region. Please email ruth.brady@gmb.org.uk for the full report.

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