Lancashire Unite Community Youth Officer, Tom Costello, has written a very good pamphlet, Youth Fighting Back: Young Workers and Trade Unions. This brief but clear and well written account analyses why young people need unions and what unions can do for them. It includes examples of inspirational young people recently taking industrial action at McDonalds and TGI Fridays.
Tom also links trade union activity to the need to get rid of the Tories and to support Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party.
There is also practical advice on what individuals can do to take forward the struggle against exploitation and unfairness experienced by young people.
Tom’s pamphlet makes a great campaigning tool in order to recruit young people to Unite Community and the wider union movement.
How to obtain a copy
A pdf version of the pamphlet is available here and hard copies can be obtained from Tom himself by contacting him on email at: firstname.lastname@example.org