LRD Booklets December 2007

Young workers - a guide for union reps


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Introduction (482 words)

The outlook for young people going into the labour market has changed and is about to change even further. The number going into higher ...

1. Unions and young workers (2407 words)

The most recent TUC Equality Audit in 2007 indicated that three out of ten unions (29%) had targeted recruitment activity towards young workers. Most ...

2. The equality framework (2658 words)

The Age Equality Regulations provide an important new framework that applies directly to young workers, but gender and race equality are also important themes ...

3. Routes into the workplace (3052 words)

The growth in student numbers, changes in students’ financial circumstances, and the government’s promotion of vocational and work-based learning means that the range of ...

4. Joining the workforce (1538 words)

The point at which young people join the workforce is a critical one. They need to know their rights across a broad range of ...

5. Health and safety (2006 words)

There is a consensus that young people are particularly at risk in the workplace. The TUC has warned the four million under-25s who go ...

6. Apprenticeships and learning (3703 words)

The government advises young people wanting to leave full-time education at 16 to pick a job that offers planned training leading to nationally recognised ...

8. Welfare (1824 words)

Young workers inevitably have a range of concerns and union reps may not be able to advise in all cases but could help get ...

Further information (337 words)

Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service), www.acas.org.uk (08457 47 47 47) ...