#heartunions – Your support is needed!

Published February 9, 2016 at 14:00

This week (8-14 Feb) is #heartunions week, celebrating the work trade unions and their network of volunteer reps do to help working people every day.

 Find out more at http://heartunions.org

 In workplaces all over Britain, union activists are making sure we are safe, protecting our jobs, bargaining for fair pay, organising workplaces and helping us get on at work through learning and training. They’re backed up by more than six million trade union members.

 #heartunions week is a chance to showcase the amazing work unions do, and to tell the stories of ordinary members and reps.

 #heartunions comes at a crucial time. The government are currently trying to push through drastic changes in the Trade Union Bill, that will make it harder for unions to organise, recruit members, and stand up for workers’ rights.

 As the Bill is debated in its House of Lords, we need to keep it in the public eye and to remind people why unions are so important. Can you help?

 Ideas include:

 1 Spread the word by sharing a photo or message on social media….you can download a Facebook or Twitter “twibbon”

 2 Sign and share the petition: Tell David Cameron to rethink the Trade Union Bill.

 3 Watch Emma’s story: Listen to union rep Emma talk about why her work matters so much.

 4 Write to the editor: Local papers have a huge readership. Write a letter to yours and your message could be seen by thousands.

In Blackburn the TUC will be running a #heartunions pop-up stall on Saturday morning, 13th February 2016 from 10.00am to midday on King William Street, please do come along and support this event.

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