Youth Cross Border Conference.
Cross border conference for both the ICTU Youth Committees will take place
on the 20th to 22nd of October 2006. The conference will cover the topics of
“Changing Face of the Irish Work Force/ Fighting Racism through Organising”,
“Minimum Wage”. “The Looming Pensions Crisis”.
purpose of this conference is to create a campaigns plan/ work plan for the
Youth Committees for 2007. Further details will follow in the coming weeks.
want further information on the Cross Boarder Conference or information on
the two Youth Committees please contact
Talks to Schools Programme
The Youth Committee are
currently running the talks to schools programme. This involves members the
ICTU Youth Committee talking to students who are engaged in part time work
or are about to enter the world of work. This has proven to be a great
opportunity for students to learn about the world of work and how trade
If you would like more
information on the talks to school programme please email
or call on 01-889-7748.
You can check out more
about the unions at the Fás Opportunities 2006 where the ICTU Youth
Committee will have a stand in Croke Park this February and will be there to
answer any quarries on trade unions or workers rights.
Reconstitution of Congress Youth Committee
ICTU Youth Committee
reconstituted for the period 2005- 2007.
Check details on links below:
Republic of Ireland
ICTU Youth takes the lead at the Dublin protest march on December 9th
WHAT DOES CONGRESS
We aim to protect the
rights of young workers on a National level, through awareness of their
legal entitlements in the workplace, and the promotion of Trade Union
Congress Youth Committee aims to improve
working conditions for young workers through their education and
empowerment, and thus achieve active participation of youth in the trade
We believe that young
people are better off in Trade Unions, because unions employ trained staff
to advise members and provide them with support on an ongoing basis. This
service is no less valuable than car or home insurance, as it exists to keep
members safe just in case things go wrong.
We also encourage
participation of young union members, as representatives and activists, as
this is an opportunity to understand unions better as well as develop
communication skills and invaluable contact with other colleagues within the
Trade Union Movement.
WHY JOIN A TRADE UNION?
- Ensure your employment rights are upheld
- Protect your pay, terms and conditions
- Advice and guidance about your rights at
- Have an influence on your working
- Most unions offer money-saving discounts
e.g. car insurance
- You have a constitutional right to join
a union regardless of your employment status
- You cannot be discriminated against for
being a trade union member