The week celebrates the great work being done by union reps and members in our workplaces and society.
It is also about building a stronger movement after the Trade Union Act, which became law on 4 May 2016 and introduced (among other measures) changes to industrial action and picketing rules.
The Big Workplace Meeting is a centrepiece of the week. On Thursday 9 February 2017 at 12.30pm TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady and special guest will take place in this popular live event, broadcast from the Heartunions website, to union branches around the UK. You can ask questions or share stories in advance (you can find further information on the Heartunions website).
You can help spread the word throughout the week on Twitter by sharing selfies or sending your photos using #heartunions (there are lots of shareable images and resources, including twibbons, on the Heartunions website).
Further details of the week can be found on the website.
Show Culture Some Love
On 14 February 2017, the Show Culture Some Love campaign is linking up with Heartunions Week to celebrate both London’s cultural heritage and the unions that represent the people who make it all possible. You can get involved by joining the the Show Culture Some Love ‘walking tour’ of central London and the South Bank (full details on the campaign Facebook page). You can also send your selfies to the same Facebook page. This could be with your favourite CD, book, DVD, etc – or outside a museum, a gallery, a theatre, or a library.
WGGB is supporting the walking tour, alongside other unions.