Fórsa’s newly formed youth network will host an event, Youthquake, on 20th September in Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin.
The secretary of Fórsa’s youth network, Yvette Kelly, said the aim of the event is to trigger a youthquake in the trade union movement, by engaging younger members, encouraging them play an active role in tackling issues that affect them.
While the event will focus on the youth movement, all members are welcome to attend.
The event will include a variety of speakers to discuss issues pertinent to younger workers. Precarious work, pay inequality and the housing crises are just some of the topics up for discussion.
Yvette Kelly said there is a need now for more active engagement: “There has been a youthquake across Irish society expressed in social movements. We saw this when there was active youth participation in the marriage equality referendum. A similar movement and youth engagement in unions is pivotal for a stronger union and for an equal future for our members.”
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