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Young Members – YOUF : Young Organised United Fighters

Are there young members in your branch?
Are there young workers in your workplace?
Are you 27 and under?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions then you should get involved with the GMB Young Members Section.

The Birmingham and West Midlands Region has a Young Members Committee, which is responsible for the coordination and support of young members' activities within the region.

Young members are encouraged to get involved and their activities concentrate on many different areas, including campaigns against third world sweat shops, summer school, social events and club nights and helping to recruit other young members.

Young workers can be exploited or treated badly simply because of their inexperience of the being at work. Whether it is your first job or you're struggling to make ends meet while a student, like many young people you may be unaware of your rights at work and there are plenty of employer and managers who will take advantage of this. As a GMB member you can ensure you have a 639,000 strong union to back you up to get your rights at work.

GMB gets into Facebook...

GMB Birmingham & West Midlands Region now has it own page on Facebook. The idea is to keep GMB young members in touch with others who face similar issues. Any GMB member under the age of 27 who would like to become a "friend" can search Facebook Gmb West Midlands.

Join us on Twitter....

GMB Young Members @GMBYoungMembers

The GMB is a Trade Union 4 Young Workers and those 1 in 5 unemployed. Join us to campaign for the right to work and to fight for a better future.

If you are interested in getting involved or would like further information, please contact the GMB Regional Office on 0121 550 4888 or email westmids@gmb.org.uk

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Additional Resources

Young Member Bulletin

download pdf265Kb (pdf) - 17 March 2015

The future of our union depends on us as young members.