Youth and community workers
UNISON represents more than 15,000 members in youth and community work.
We know that youth and community services offer a vital way for young people to grow and tackle the challenges of approaching adulthood. They also form an essential part of local council's strategies for tackling poverty, inequality and the causes of crime.
(14/05/2013) UNISON has launched a new vision document ‘A Better Start for Young People’ that sets out why young people deserve a better deal in education, employment and support services, and our vision for giving young people a better start in life
As part of its Million Voices campaign for public services, UNISON has published a new factsheet 'Speaking Out for Youth Services'. which is a useful organising tool and useful for getting the public and politicians to back an alternative to the coalitions spending cuts.
The Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) for Youth and Community Workers has now published its revised Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service (Pink Book) 2012 edition for branches in England and Wales
Department for Education has published a revised guidance document for Local Authorities on services and activities to improve young people’s well-being (section 507B of the Education Act 2006)
Choose Youth! View the film of the annual rally and find out more about what's happening to our youth services
As a student studying for qualifications in youth and community work, you can join UNISON at a special student rate for just £10 per year. UNISON has its own young members' section, ensuring that young members' issues are at the heart of our agenda.
For urgent help and advice at work to go Help at Work
The UNISON national secretary for local government is Heather Wakefield.
UNISON local government
130 Euston Road,
London NW1 2AY
The national officer responsible for youth and community workers at UNISON head office is Gill Archer