Young Workers' Standing Committee

Terms of Reference for the BCFED Young Workers' Committee:

• Identify central issues that are facing young workers, such as the staggering rates of unemployment, underemployment, and precarious employment; often in non-unionized workplaces where workers’ rights violations are commonplace;

• Identify policy, legislation, and ideology that facilitate the erosion of workers’ rights and targets young workers;

• Recommend to the Officers and Executive Council policies and programs to promote the full participation of young workers in the labour movement;

• Act as an information exchange for Young Worker Committee affiliates;

• Mobilize young workers and organize horizontally with other equity seeking groups, so as to more effectively combat systemic inequality in recognition of the interrelated nature of systemic inequality;

• Identify systemic inequality based on gender, race, age, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, and various forms of othering which is built into various policies, legislation, and ideologies in order to engage in horizontal mobilization;

• Recommend to the Officers and Executive Council strategies and programs for working jointly with other committees, equity seeking groups, community groups and institutions on issues of mutual concern and combatting inequality at all levels; and

• Recommend to the Officers and Executive Council policies and programs to promote the growth of the labour movement, especially non-unionized young worker engagement with the labour movement.