HeartUnions week this year takes place from 14 to 20 February 2022. A week of activity throughout England and Wales that highlights the good work that unions do every day to offer everyone a voice at work.

Heart Unions is our 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. Every year it’s a chance for reps and activists to publicise what they’ve been doing and make the case for union membership.

No-one could have foreseen the twin challenges of the ongoing global pandemic and unstable global economy. We are proud of the way the trade union movement responded, stepping up to fight the pandemic, demanding action to protect jobs and supporting our members through thick and thin.

We know that every worker needs a union and every workplace needs a rep. If you want to improve your workplace for the better then becoming a BOSTU Representative is a great way to do so.

  • If you want to learn more about getting involved as a rep or an activist contact our BOSTU General Secretary.

  • You can find out more about the work BOSTU do and download helpful guides and resources on workplace and employment issues here.

If you’re based in the Republic of Ireland for work, unfortunately we are unable to provide you with trade union representation, but it is still vitally important you are a member of a union. Most of our Irish members are members of the public sector union, Forsa. You can find out more about their work and join via their website here.

If you are interested in finding out more:

  • the TUC have loads of information about what’s going on this HeartUnion Week here.

  • Read about BOSTU here.

  • If you’d like to volunteer as a Rep for BOSTU contact Sam Aitkenhead for more information.

If you’re an Orthoptic professional working in the UK, you get BOSTU representation as part of your BIOS membership.

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