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Ben is a member of the CWU Leeds No 1 Amal branch and member of the CWU National Youth Committee.

A personal response to the RM strike ballot: I will stand on the picket line, not because I can but because I must As the nation's press pass comm...
Yesterday, George Osborne announced in his autumn statement that, amongst more austerity measures to be made within government departments on White...
I'd not attended a TUC Young Workers Conference before, nor had I attended the forums. I absolutely loved the energy, the buzz and comradeship in t...
27 March 2014 I took part in the first ever live chat with Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, who was hosting a live twitter Q&amp...
8 July 2014 The CWU Youth National committee were shocked to read the news [1] this weekend that Danny Hulme, jailed for grievous bodily harm...
So, you've attended the Education Event, taken part in the mock conference and are raring to submit a motion to Youth Conference and start shaping...
Affordable housing has been on many people's lips for a while now. The soaring price of private rentals in conjunction with the economic crisis is...
1) Because really, 5 More years of HIM? 2) Don't forget his little lapdog 3) Because this lot don't take young people seriously. And register...
Okay, I get it. Politics is a massive turn off sometimes. And where I absolutely believe that every single one of us should vote, I realise that no...
On Sunday (22 March), I was incredibly honoured to move a motion calling for better support and awareness, of mental ill health, to the TUC Young W...
Differences aside
Last weekend (21/22 March) the TUC hosted its Young Workers Conference in London.  Ben Abrams, Youth Committee Chair and Becca Hufton, Youth Comm...
For those who don't know me, I'm Ben Abrams of Leeds No1 branch. I work for Parcelforce  customer services within the Royal Mail group. At a CWU Yo...