Young Members fight for a future
29th February 2012
RMT Young Members vowed to keep up the pressure on employers to stop removing jobs from the workplace. Jobs cut through natural wastage are seriously affecting the chances of young workers in this country from ever getting a decent job.
At the RMT Young Members Conference held in London on the 22nd - 24th February, members from all over the country and from all parts of the industry debated the major issues affecting workers under the age of thirty.
They decided that the biggest issue was a resolution from RMT Bristol highlighting the growing issue of companies not filling vacancies. It has been noticed in many transport companies that when a worker leaves or retires, these positions are not being filled and are allowed to quietly dissapper from the establishment. This is creating problems for young workers of not only career progression, but also the very real problem of actually getting a job in the first place. This resolution will now be put before the RMTs supreme governing body, the Annual General Meeting later this year.
The Young Members section has also made some very good links with other unions and pressure groups, including the public sector union PCS and campaign group Youth Fight for Jobs.