Youth Voice I: Representation at Work

Session Organizers:
Andy Hodder , Lefteris Kretsos and Jacqueline A O'Reilly
Friday, 3 July 2015: 2:15 PM-3:45 PM
TW2.1.01 (Tower Two)
We focus on the representation and voice of young people, inviting papers on union responses to the rise in precarious employment and youth unemployment; union strategies aimed at increasing the recruitment and representation of young people; and alternative forms of voice and representation beyond traditional union structures. It is crucial that young people in the labour market have a voice, and as such, we are interested in receiving national and comparative narratives from around the world.
Trade Unions and Young Workers in Seven EU Countries
Maarten Keune, University of Amsterdam
Trade Union Youth Sections and Social Media - Evidence from the UK
Andy Hodder, University of Birmingham; David Houghton, University of Birmingham
Trade Union Renewal through Young Workers: Adaptation Process of Two Union Organizations in Canada
Melanie Laroche, Université de Montréal; Mélanie Dufour-Poirier, Université de Montréal
Who Needs Whom ? Trade Unions and the Youth in Belgium
Nadja Doerflinger, KU Leuven - CESO; Valeria Pulignano, KU Leuven - CESO