New CWU Youth Web Site
7 August 2009
The CWU has launched a new CWU Youth web site to give our members the opportunity to communicate with the CWU's 27,500 young members and the Global Union community.
As a union we the CWU aim's to support all young workers striving to develop their lives through organising and collective bargaining. The new web site gives young CWU members and potential members the opportunity get more involved in the union and in turn feel empowered and enthused to become active, be active and remain active.
Young member issues can be different to those of some other focus groups within the CWU. The CWU campaigns on many youth issues affecting you in and outside of your working lives. For example, one of the biggest issues that affects our young members today is the lack of affordable housing as well as your pay, terms and conditions and progression in your workplace.
The CWU now has a growing number of young workers involved at every level of the Union's Structure, we have young workers representing colleagues in the workplace, meeting with Members of Parliament to express your ideas and because young workers campaigned for it, Youth representatives now have a voice on the two National Industrial Committees who lead negotiations with the employer.