STUC Youth Committee

STUC Youth committee was formed in 1938.The Committee is made up young workers under 27 years of age from across Scotland and campaigns on a range of issues including the National Minimum Wage and health and safety of young workers. It represents young workers views and opinions to a number of bodies including government and ensures a young workers voice is heard at the STUC General Council.

The Committee celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2008 and a history highlighting some of the work carried out by young trade union members can be found here in pdf

Further details on the work of the Youth Committee, their priorities, issues and campaigns can be found on Facebook

STUC Youth Conference

Held annually, the 2014 STUC Youth Conference was the 74th.

STUC affiliates are encouraged to send delegates to the Youth Conference and nominate young members to the STUC Youth Committee. Affiliates nominating delegates are also able to submit motions for debate and consideration by the Conference. The Conference votes on the motions submitted and elects young delegates to serve on the STUC's Youth Committee each year.

The Youth Committee comprises 9 members elected at the Annual Conference; 6 General Seats, 2 reserved seats for women and one for a young member from a local Trades Union Council, and is accountable to the Annual Youth Conference.

In addition, the Conference nominates 2 young members to sit on the STUC General Council and 6 young members to attend the STUC Annual Congress, ensuring the views of young members are reflected at all levels of the STUC’s democratic processes.

The Annual Work Plan of the Committee is determined following discussion by the Committee on the motions agreed at Conference, and the priorities of the STUC as a whole.

The Annual STUC Youth Committee is governed by its own Constitution agreed by the General Council

For more information about the STUC Youth Conference, please contact your union or Ian Tasker, STUC Assistant Secretary.

2014 Youth Conference

The 2014 Youth Conference was the 74TH Annual Conference and was held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June 2014 in the West Park Conference Centre, Dundee .

Decisions of the 2014 STUC Youth Conference

You can read the decisions of the 2014 STUC Youth Conference in pdf

Future Work

Within the current Work Plan, the Committee is committed to supporting campaigns for real jobs for young people with fair employment rights and an end to the exploitation of young workers through increased use of exploitative zero hours contracts.

The Committee continues to support the wider work of the STUC and will feed into work being undertaken by the General Council to promote trade union membership and organisation.

In addition, we will continue to support Unions into Schools and work with NUS Scotland to promote student association and trade union membership to students in further and higher education.

Contact the STUC Youth Committee

The office bearers for the Youth Committee for 2014/15 are:

Chairperson: Usman Ali GMB

Vice-Chairperson: Samantha Ritchie, Unite

Secretary: Ian Tasker, STUC Assistant Secretary.

You can contact the STUC Youth Committee through the STUC on 0141 337 8100 or by emailing

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