National YM Forum 2015

YM Forum

The PCS Young Members Forum is taking place on 19th & 20th September in Nottingham. The Forum is the network’s national annual event, where young members from across the country are invited to discuss the issues we facing today and how we can campaign and organise to fight back.

With the election of Tory majority government, young people are yet again going to face the brunt of austerity. Already we have seen proposals to remove benefits from young people and the new “living wage” won’t apply to under 25s. All the whilst young people continue to suffer, whether it be zero hours contracts, low pay, bullying at work or crippling rent prices. The only way we can turn this around is to organise and fight back, and the PCS Young Members are at the forefront of that.

Whether you’re already an established rep in your branch or you’ve just joined the YM Network and want to get more involved, the YM Forum is the place to meet other young reps and build your ability to get more involved in your workplace, branch, group & region.

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Over the weekend there will be open debates, workshops, training and of course the obligatory social as well as the election of the national officers (Chair, Vice Chair & Equalities Officer) by secret ballot.  National elections circulars with details of how to nominate and stand will be released in due course.

The event is open to any PCS member who is 27 and under. Registration will open at 11am on Sat 19th and the event will finish no later than 2pm on the 20th. Overnight accommodation, meals and travel costs are all supplied by the PCS. If you have any requirements, please do let us know!

To apply to attend the event, fill out the application form here as well a supporting statement about why you would like to attend and an equality monitoring form, then send it to youngmembers@pcs.org.uk by 5pm 21st August. If you have any questions, fill free to email or contact your regional convener for more info.

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