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The Big Youth Debate: jobs, homes & voice


Saturday 15 November 2014


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TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B3LS


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 per cent and  fewer than than one in 10 of workers aged 16-24 are members of a union.

At the BIG TUC YOUTH DEBATE, on 15 November, the TUC, supported by NUS, will be discussing these issues with young people, experts and campaigners.

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

The event is free, but you must reserve your place at this Eventbrite link

Contact for further information:

Carl Roper, TUC national organiser,

Lauren Usher, TUC Policy & Campaigns Officer,

 The Big TUC Youth Debate

Further details and contact information

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Tags: , tuc, young members, young people, nus