Unison Young Members Weekend 2012

Re: Young Members Weekend 2012

Every year UNISON holds a weekend for young members and this year it will take place 11 – 13 May in Leeds. We will be meeting against a grim background of ConDem imposed attacks on education, services, jobs, terms and conditions and pensions. Our task this year will be to provide young members with the information and skills to help them campaign effectively against these cuts, engage with the public and work out how we can take this work forward across the UK.

It is a great chance to meet, work and socialise with up to 140 other young members, find out more about the union and learn some key skills. To attend you must be under 27 years of age on 15 May 2012. Weekend costs including meals, accommodation, travel, childcare and other appropriate and properly incurred expenses, will be reimbursed by UNISON.

If you are interested then you should complete the attached form as fully as possible and return it to Judith Holt at UNISON’s regional office in Manchester. You can complete the form electronically and email it to j.holt@unison.co.uk or print off and return to Young Members Weekend, FAO Judith Holt, UNISON, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1UN. The deadline is 12pm, Friday 23rd March 2012.

Please note that numbers are limited and registering your interest does not guarantee you a place at the event. The North West Region can send up to 10 people (50% of which must be women) to the young member weekend and priority is given to first time attendees and we also encourage those from under-represented groups to apply. Please also note that arrangements can be made for those with any special requirements, such as; childcare requirements, reasonable adjustments.

If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact Judith Holt at the regional office in Manchester on j.holt@unison.co.uk .