23 October 2020

Do young workers really NOT want to join trade unions? - Webinar

Venue: ZOOM platform - 23 October 2020 (13:00 - 14:00 CET)

The aim of this webinar is to identify and exchange on innovative trade union responses to a broadly felt trend – the increasing distance felt by many young workers from trade unions, even though they often find themselves in precarious working conditions and are disproportionally hit by recurring economic crises. We are happy to announce two speakers that will present successful examples of youth campaigns:

  • Clare Coatman, TUC (UK). The TUC’s WorkSmart app seeks to reach young workers directly on their smartphone, thereby lowering barriers for trade union entry. Clare will tell us more about the app, but also the process that led to its development.
  • Frank van Bennekom, FNV (The Netherlands). Frank will tell us more about the success of the FNV’s youth section “Young and united” in combatting the student loan system. A very tangible success, made possible through effective organising and campaigning.

The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A / discussion

To register please contact Jessica Prairial (

Event type

23 October 2020

1000 Brussels