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Published 02 July 2019

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.

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 hold a Civic Reception and 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 was delighted to be able to extend my thanks 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.”