Dear MISA Member,
The late Nelson Mandela reportedly said, “Whenever I am with energetic young people, I feel like a recharged battery.”
In these challenging times of an ongoing electricity crisis, a raging third wave of Covid, and high levels of anxiety in the world of work, we could all do with a “recharge”, but our former president’s words mean more than that.
Mr Mandela also had a very soft spot for the youth, and appreciated their collective energy – and the importance of developing and harnessing the talents of the youth.
At MISA, we pride ourselves on being much more than just a trade union. Not only do we offer the most comprehensive benefits for our members (which you can read about in this edition), we are active campaigners for the rights of female workers in our industry and are passionate about unleashing the potential of young workers. Youth development and the development of career opportunities for young workers in our industry is a key priority for MISA.
If you are a young worker (or passionate about youth development) and have not yet heard about our Young Workers’ Forum, I urge you to visit our website and read more.
For, as Alvin Toffler once said, “The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they – at some distant point in the future – will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely… because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties.”
Kind regards, and stay stafe and healthy,
CEO: Operations, MISA
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