HeartUnions week will be taking place from 10 to 16 February 2020. 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. 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. Every year it’s a chance for reps and activists to publicise what they’ve been doing and make the case for union membership.
In 2020, the campaigning theme for HeartUnions is standing against sexual harassment at work. Take action on sexual harassment, and use HeartUnions week to encourage non-members to get involved.
About the Campaign
The TUC-led alliance against sexual harassment is campaigning for a new law that means employers need to take steps to prevent sexual harassment at work.
1 in 2 women and 2 in 3 LGBT+ workers experience sexual harassment in the workplace.
This is a shameful reality in the year 2020.
In most workplaces it is up to the victim to report it – which can be isolating, confusing and traumatic.
4 out of 5 people don’t feel able to report sexual harassment to their employer.
Employers need to change their approach.
What we want
We’re demanding employers take all reasonable steps to protect workers from sexual harassment and victimisation.
We’ve got a radical yet practical plan to make this happen across every sector and workplace – but we need you with us.
Kick off #Heartunions week by joining the TUC’s urgent call on Monday 10 February at 7pm with Frances O’Grady and others to discuss the plan and how we can take action together and
Sign up for the call here and help us spread the word by forwarding this email and sharing the link on social media.
Let’s make 2020 count in the effort to end sexual harassment in the workplace.
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.