Engaged young workers can revive trade unions

Alice Martin writes for the Guardian

Alice Martin wrote for the Guardian about NEF’s analysis of union membership rates:

Fatalistic accounts of apathetic young workers ignore the structural changes in the world of work. Around a quarter of 16- to 24-year-olds are in low-paid, casual and insecure forms of employment – more than any other age group. Increasing levels of work casualisation present practical problems for unions in accessing and recruiting workers, issues that are amplified by hostile policymaking that has added to the barriers in taking industrial action.”

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