Heart Unions week



  • showcasing the vital work unions do in the workplace and society,
  •  promoting recruitment to the trade union movement, support organising, and to help deliver lasting change in workplaces.

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 #heartunions week 8-14 February 2021

Wolverhampton TUC run a paid advertising campaign on social media using the abopve two recruitment adverts, during #heartunions week 8-14 Feb. Over 8,000 working age people from Wolverhampton saw them. There was a good response with 80 people clicking to join a union 



#heartunions images for social media can be downloaded from https://www.tuc.org.uk/heartunions-materials-and-merchandise

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 #HeartUnions  2020: 

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Our very popular activity, giving out Valentine’s flowers while having more than 300 union conversations in Wolverhampton, Bilston & Wednesfield 2020


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We ran stalls on Sat 8th Feb 2020 at Wednesfield market  and Sun 9th Feb at Bilston market and Wolverhampton market on Fri 14 Feb.

Volunteers from UNITE, UCU, UNISON, FBU, PCS, GMB and South West CLP helped.




2020: Embedding a culture of recruiting and organising

 Heartunions week is all about recruiting people. In 2020 the TUC roll out new training on how to have organising conversations, as well as materials and advice to support you in getting new members into your union.
This will include:
 A national TUC Education webinar in the week leading up to heartunions, on “Having a Good Organising Conversation: 1on1,” aimed at all reps and activists wanting to learn or get a refresher on speaking to unorganised colleagues
 A toolkit of downloadable materials to support a week of ‘conversations’ with colleagues and un-unionised workers about the value of being in a union

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2019: We gave out Valentine’s flowers and our own union leaflets and engaged hundreds in conversations about trade unons as part of national TUC #heartunions week

Bilston market Sunday 10th February 2019

#heartunions weekend – even more successful involving 15 different delegates and supporters in Wednesfield & Bilston, along with music from Tim Martin. Unite, Unison, CWU, PCS, MU, GMB, FBU, UCU and Students union. Over 300 people engaged with and given trade union recruitment info, details of our TUC and a Valentines flower.

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Wednesfield market Saturday 9th February 2019

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Sunday 11th February Bilston Market stall

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Tim Martin (Musician’s Union)  joined us on our stalls to perform some of his songs

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Every job should be a great job   https://www.tuc.org.uk/campaigns/every-job-should-be-great-job
The Great Jobs Agenda is a charter for everyone to see whether you’re in a great job, that unions can use to negotiate with employers to improve things, employers can use to check how they’re doing, and we all can use to campaign for government action.


The objectives

We want workers to know when their job is a great job or a rubbish job, we want employers to sign up to make all their jobs great jobs, and we want MPs and councillors to commit to making great jobs for all a possibility.

The Great Jobs Agenda says all workers must:

be paid fairly
work in a safe and healthy workplace
be treated decently
have regular hours
get a voice on what matters at work; and
get the chance to get on in life

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Take the Quiz here https://greatjobsquiz.org.uk/

Five actions to take to make your job great https://www.tuc.org.uk/great-jobs-agenda-fives-actions-you-can-take






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UNISON, UNITE, UCU and GMB members joined Wolverhampton & Bilston TUC’s campaigning; six came out in the snow in Wednesfield and seven in the rain in Bilston to hand out out Valentine flowers and spread the trade union message as part of a national campaigning week.


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