What you can do to support HeartUnions week in your area?

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HeartUnions week is all about building a stronger movement. We want as many of you to get involved as possible. Here's just a few suggestions to get you started.

Show some love to our public servants

Campaign 1 - Show some love to our hard working public servants

For seven years, the government have frozen public servants’ pay or given them a settlement below inflation. As prices, rents and bills go up that means real hardship for many. We’re campaigning for a properly funded, above inflation, fair pay rise for all public sector workers.

Support the campaign for a funded, above inflation pay rise for all public service workers by uploading a photo, sending a video, writing a comment. Whatever you think best shows your love for public sector workers. Show these hard working public servants you care

Campaign 2 - Support Mcdonald's workers to get a fair deal at work

Support young workers in McDonald’s to organise, as well as help the campaign get more members to sign up to the union so they can help them fight for better pay and conditions at work. You can help by leaving these McDonald’s leaflets in the stores; arrange stalls outside McDonald’s to raise awareness of the campaign - talk to people about the benefits of unions and encourage people to sign the petition

McDonald's need to act now to keep their staff safe from abusive customers. Support McDonald’s workers to get the respect they deserve by signing and sharing this petition.

Join the conversation online

Once you’ve taken the campaign actions above, make sure you share them on social media with #HeartUnions so we can show as much support as possible for these campaigns.

We will be featuring stories of how unions make a difference throughout HeartUnions week. So if you’ve got a great photo of an action you’ve taken part in, a story to tell about how your union helped you, or just want to tell us why everyone should HeartUnions, make sure you tweet us @The_TUC with #HeartUnions.

Things you can do in your workplace

HeartUnions week is a great time to ramp up action in your workplace or branch. Talk to friends and colleagues in your branch, workplace or trades council about what you want to do for the HeartUnions community day of action – and start making your plans!

If you want to make sure that local people or other workers in your workplace know about the great work done by unions and reps where you work and live, why not put up some posters or organise an event, leafleting session or street stall in your branch or local area. Or you could run a rally or lunchtime talk – you’ll know what's best!

Take a look at our HeartUnions resources and merchandise to help you get started.

Take action in your local area

Trades Councils are organising stalls and leaflet drops outside McDonald’s stores and town centres across England and Wales to tell people about the campaign and help the union gain recognition.

On Valentine’s Day, every TUC region will also be holding a mass card signing event asking the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to show some love to our public sector workers and give them a properly funded pay rise.

Get in touch with your regional TUC office to find out more and ask how you can get involved.

Northern JJacobs@tuc.org.uk
North West JMcKenna@tuc.org.uk
Yorkshire & Humber GLewis@tuc.org.uk
Midlands RJohnston@tuc.org.uk
London, South East & East LHeselden@tuc.org.uk
South West ILage@tuc.org.uk
Wales MMansfield@tuc.org.uk

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Support McDonald’s workers to get the respect they deserve McDonald's need to act now to keep their staff safe from abusive customers