The Big TUC Youth Debate

Date and time of event: Sat 15 Nov 2014 – 11:00- 17:00
Venue: TUC, Congress House, Great Russell St, London
Costs: FREE

About this event:

THE BIG TUC YOUTH DEBATE: Jobs, Homes & Voice – a TUC Young Workers Month event organisied by the TUC Young Workers Forum and supported by NUS

The TUC believes that half way through the second decade of the 21st Century a decent job, access to quality housing and a voice and representation at work, and beyond, are things that young people are entitled to expect rather than just hope for.

We believe that current government policies on jobs and housing are failing young people. We are concerned about the crisis of representation of young people both at work and in the wider political debate. Turnout at the 2010 general election amongst 18 to 24 year olds was just 43% and less than 1 in 10 of workers aged 16-24 are members of a union.

At the BIG TUC YOUTH DEBATE on November 15th the TUC, supported by NUS, will be discussing progressive and radical approaches to address these issues. We’ll be bringing together young people, experts and campaigners (and some who are all three!) to discuss JOBS, HOMES and VOICE.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include;

Kay Carberry; TUC Assistant General Secretary; Toni Pearce, NUS National President, Richard Exell, TUC; Zoe Williams, The Guardian; Colum McGuire, NUS Vice President Welfare; Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ General Secretary; Tom Copely, Labour Party London Assembly Housing Spokesperson; Alex Hilton, Generation Rent; Piers Telemaque, NUS Vice President Society & Citizenship; Michael Sani, Chief Executive, Bite the Ballot

Entry by ticket only. Places can be reserved at the Eventbrite link below.

Contact for further information:

Carl Roper, TUC National Organiser –

Lauren Usher, TUC Policy & Campaigns Officer –

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