The TUC’s heartunions week (8-14 February 2016) celebrates the vital work done by unions in the workplace and in society at large. It also highlights the damaging effects of the Trade Union Bill and the campaign to stop it.
How you can get involved
Join the Big Workplace Meeting
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady and a special guest will be giving a live broadcast on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 12.45pm. There will be an update on the Trade Union Bill and an opportunity for union members to ask Frances questions. Full information on how to ask a question, or to get involved, can be found on the heartunions website.
Join the campaign against the Trade Union Bill
The Government’s Trade Union Bill threatens the basic right to strike and proposes huge restrictions on peaceful picketing and protests. Other proposals include powers to restrict the ability of unions to recruit and represent members in the public sector, restrictions on how unions use their resources and lots more unnecessary red tape. Taken together it fundamentally undermines the rights for unions to organise, negotiate and strike in defence of their members at work.
Sign the petition against the Trade Union Bill and find out more about the campaign.
Spread the word on social media
Add the heartunions logo on your Twitter profile and Tweet using #heartunions.
Send selfies to #heartunions using the heartunions logo.
You can download the logo from the TUC website.
Join your union
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