Heart Unions Week 8th to 14th February 2017

Heart Unions 8th-14th FebThe TUC Heartunions 2017 week is a campaign which running from Wednesday 8th February 2017 to Tuesday 14th February 2017.

The TUC and its affiliated trade unions will run a special week of action throughout England and Wales.  The campaign will showcase the amazing work unions do, and tell the stories of ordinary members and representatives.

We want BDA members to get involved, tell positive union stories to the wider public, and recruit new members to the union movement.

The TUC has produced a briefing document Heartunions week of action.

For mor information and to register go to TUC Heartunions Week


The Big Workplace Meeting

On Thursday 9 February 2017 at 12:30pm there will be the Big Workplace Meeting (virtual event).

We’d love you to join Frances O’Grady and her special guest for “The Big Workplace Meeting” on Thursday 9 February, part of heartunions week. This was really popular last year and we want to get as many union branch meetings taking place simultaneously as possible on Thursday 9 February, 12.30pm, bringing members and potential members into workplace activities.

This is a great opportunity for union members to hear from Frances O’Grady talking about the importance of unions in the workplace and the vital role unions reps play.

For more information go to The Big Workplace Meeting


Missed the Big Workplace Meeting?

Big Workplace Meeting hosted by London’s first Night Czar and Equity member Amy Lamé. We had a great turnout with many workplaces tuning in for the live broadcast so thank you to all the workplaces that took part.

If you missed the Big Workplace Meeting catch up now


Talking union can be difficult

Kicking off a conversation with a colleague about a union is often the most difficult thing to do. There are a number of reasons why someone might be hesitant to start this conversation.

To help you tackle this we have produced an interactive mobile-friendly guide with useful tips and guidance to get you talking union.

Last year over 3,000 union reps viewed the interactive ‘Talking Union’ guide. We’ve updated the guide to contain more information on recruiting new union members, especially young members.

View the interactive guide


"A huge thank you to all who took part in heartunions 2017 and the millions of trade unionists who work so tirelessly every day. We saw hundreds and hundreds of workplace meetings, community events, and campaigns organised by unions right across the country. Unions worked together to promote the positive message of being in a union. Thank you to everyone who took part in making #heartunions 2017 such an uplifting and inspirational week". 

Thank you message from TUC Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak.

Celebrating our unsung heroes

Thank you to everyone who sent in their inspirational heartunions stories.

Your stories bring to life the role of a union within a workplace and reemphasises the value and importance of having union representation in a workplace.

#heartunions buzz!

We definitely created an online buzz for #heartunions.

There were over 10,000 uses of the hashtag heartunions, reaching over 3.9 million people...you have been busy!

A massive thank you to everyone that shared photos, tweeted and retweeted heartunion messages.

Heartunions is coming to an end but our role in strengthening the movement carries on tomorrow, the next day and every day after.

Lets continue the celebration and tell a friend, family member or colleague about the benefits of being in a union and get them to join today. #heartunions - i@heartunions.org


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