STUC Youth Conference  2019
 Provost William Hendrie with STUC chair Anthea Koon

By Moira Rodger

Members and delegates of the STUC Youth Conference have been honoured at a Civic Reception for the important work they do for young people in Scotland.

The conference was held for members to elect a new committee, as well as discuss the important issues facing young people in Scotland.

West Dunbartonshire Council Provost William Hendrie was delighted to host a Civic Reception after the event at Clydebank’s Golden Jubilee Hotel on June 29.

STUC Youth committee was formed in 1938 and is made up of young workers under 27 years of age from across Scotland who campaign on a range of issues including the National Minimum Wage and health and safety of young workers. The committee represents young workers views and opinions to a number of bodies and ensures a young workers voice is heard at the STUC General Council. It was the 79th annual conference, and had a theme of ‘Building Young Workers’ Power’.

Delegates had the opportunity to hear from key speakers including STUC president Lynn Henderson, as well as workshops and panels about employability and protection at work.

Provost Hendrie said: “I was delighted to welcome the conference to Clydebank to hear of the great work they carry out on behalf of our young people. It was also great to meet with delegates and members at the STUC Youth Conference.

“The committee do an important job by collectively representing our youth and give them a strong voice on important issues and offering insight to the wider work of the STUC.

“I thanked them for the work they are doing and to be able to reassure them that young people will remain at the forefront of the Council’s decision making.”

STUC Youth Conference  2019

Delegates to the STUC Youth Conference in Clydebank.

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