PEI Young Workers Committee
The main objectives of PSAC’s young workers’ committees are to educate young workers about the labour movement as a whole; to engage, mobilize and retain young workers and raise awareness about the critical issues that young workers face today. PSAC members under the age of 35 can take part in their regional young workers’ committee.
young workers’ committees are networks for members to share and learn from each other. Within these networks, young workers can strategize, creatively address issues within the union and the workplaces that are important to younger members, support each other, and mobilize as a force that will move their issues forward.
There are several pressing issues facing young workers in today’s workplaces, including childcare, parental leave, health and safety, and precarious work. For those in the public service, young workers are also contending with the government’s increased reliance on 90-day hires, contracting out, and other forms of temporary work, which continue to create unstable working conditions for young employees.