TUC Heartunions week is all about recruiting new people to unions. This year the TUC is rolling out its new training on how to have organising conversations, as well as materials and advice to support you in getting new members into your union. It’s a chance to tell the story about why unions are vital for everyone at work, and encourage people who aren’t yet in a union to join.
This year, the campaigning theme for heartunions is standing against sexual harassment at work. One in two women and two in three LGBT workers experience sexual harassment in the workplace.
The TUC is campaigning for a change to the law so that the onus is on employers to prevent sexual harassment, rather than on survivors to report it. Reps will be empowered to take action this heartunions week, joining a mass organising call on Monday 10 February.
The TUC is asking activists to step up and sign a letter to demand change from their employer and will guide activists through the process of building a campaign on the call, and with follow up support afterwards.
They are also promoting the national petition to change the law, which already has over 11,000 signatures.
Let’s make 2020 count in the effort to end sexual harassment in the workplace.