We have always been a campaigning Union - and a successful one at that. Our priority is to represent the employment and professional views of our members in relation to employers, but we have a range of wider concerns as well. Trade unions have led the struggle for democracy and social justice in Britain since the 1830s and if you want to get something done, it is first and foremost to the trade unions you must turn.
We are active in the work to oppose all forms of discrimination and the organisations we affiliate to and support can be found in the Links section of the website.
Young people need high quality youth services and our central campaign has been for statutory youth service provision. We are pleased to be one of the lead partners in the ChooseYouth Campaign which has been leading the way in providing a platform for young people’s voices. Children need quality open access play facilities, so we have led on this campaign too. Community development is crucial to the battle against poverty and for social inclusion and lifelong learning, so we have always been in the forefront of this campaign. Students and part time workers need a better deal too, so you will find us vocal on these issues.Young people need more respect, so we are one of the lead bodies in supporting and promoting votes at 16.
We hope you will join us in our campaigning work.