On November 30th to cap off TUC Young Workers Month the Northern Young Members group held a screening of this season’s blockbuster hit Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at Cineworld in Middlesbrough.
Young Workers Month is an opportunity for union reps, activists and campaigners to reach out and inform young workers about trade unions and ensure that there are sufficient opportunities for young people to get involved and play an active role in shaping the movement. It’s also a chance for unions to demonstrate to young people that we are campaigning on the issues they care most about and that we are relevant to their lives both in the workplace and beyond.
— Northern UNISON (@NorthernUNISON) November 30, 2016
The event was held to say thank you to all the young workers who keep our Celebrating public services running. From frontline staff, to the support and technical workers who keep our NHS, schools, police forces and town halls going.
Around one hundred people turned up to say thank you to our young public service workers. Chair of the Northern Young Members Joe Kirwin said “Our public service workers are champions to so many people. Their work saves lives, educates children, cares for older people and ensures that our society flourishes. Tonight it is all about giving something back and just saying thank you.”
Along side the film screening young members also received special discounts for food and drink and were entered into a raffle with prizes including a Kindle, bottles of prosecco and tubs of chocolate.
The prize draw winners were:
Kindle fire winner: Catherine Watson
Prosecco: Charlie vallily
Prosecco: Stacey Watson
Chocolate: Sharn Mantel
Chocolate: Terence Saleby
One young member who attended the event said “It’s been a fantastic night, I didn’t know trade unions did stuff like this. This is a brilliant way to say thank you and give something back to public service workers.”