Heart UNISON 2021

7 – 13 February 2021

Heart UNISON is part of Heart Unions Week, the TUC’s annual event to celebrate unions, to make sure everyone knows why we’re vital at work, and to encourage everyone to join one.

Louder, better, safer, stronger

The more of us in UNISON there are…

the louder our collective voice will be with employers and the government..

the better we can demonstrate the importance of public services and represent their diverse and dedicated workforce…

the safer we can make workplaces and working conditions all over the UK…

and the stronger we can make our rights at work – not just defending them but progressing them.

So that’s at least four great reasons to spend Heart Unions Week talking proudly about everything unions have achieved, and why it’s the perfect time to ask your colleagues to join UNISON. Here’s how you can help share the love throughout Heart Unions Week – there are loads of ideas below!

Click here to tweet why you heart UNISON (and share a "louder, better, safer, stronger" gif!)

Don’t forget to edit the tweet to add your own reason!

Reach out and recruit with our top tips

Easy Joiner for quick, online sign-ups

Answering the question ‘What is a trade union, anyway?’

Public displays of affection

We’ve got plenty of graphics and printable materials so you can get ready to show UNISON off on noticeboards, around your workplace and on social media using the hashtags #HeartUnions and #HeartUNISON. We’ll be sharing throughout the week so please join in!

Get the graphics

Get materials from the UNISON Shop

Share the general secretary’s blog

Love of learning

Promote our union’s best-kept secret – our fantastic member learning opportunities. Coming up soon are workshops on issues like grief and bereavement, autism, dementia and mental health.

Actions speak louder than words

Let’s make sure everyone knows what our union is winning for workers – and what we can achieve if we campaign together.

Heart Unions Week is a great chance to share ongoing national, local and workplace campaigns, as well as recent wins. What’s your success story of the year? Tell everyone about it!

A few ideas:

Tender loving care

UNISON’s unique welfare charity, There for You, offers a much-needed safety net for members going through tough times.