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Heart Unions Week Events

Thursday, February 4, 2016

HEART UNION WEEK

Next week is Heart Union week aimed at celebrating the great work done by workplace reps across the country while we oppose the Trade Union bill.

There are lots of activities taking place around the region, please do come along and join us at any of the events taking place which are as follows:

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Big Workplace Meeting

The TUC are organising what is hoped will be the biggest workplace trade union meeting, you will be able to login wherever you are to hear from TUC General Secretary Francis O'Grady https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EeYbhsFFCg

The GMB are holding a workplace meeting with our Adsa and Care Branch at the Halesowen Regional office 12.30pm where everyone is welcome.

You can find details of other workplace meetings that are being hosted as ‘open’ meetings in the region here: https://www.tuc.org.uk/events/heart-unions-big-meeting-open-meetings

IMPORTANT

WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THOUGH IS TO LOGIN ON YOUR SMARTPHONE OR COMPUTER SO THAT WE CAN GET THE NUMBERS UP AND SHOW THE GOVERNMENT OUR SUPPORT SO PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL MEMBERS ARE AWARE AND ENGAGING

The GMB Birmingham & West Midlands Region will be streaming the Big Workplace Meeting which is being held at the region. You can either watch via the GMB Birmingham & West Midlands Regional Website live or at the following link: http://ustre.am/1tYdv

Thursday 11 February 2016

Birmingham Public Engagement

The GMB and UNITE will be taking their recruitment trailers onto Victoria Square for a day of public engagement. Do come and see us, we will be there from 11.30am-1.30pm.

Love Union rally - The CWU organised regional rally is now being publicised and is open to members from all unions. For more information please contact Kate Hudson – midlandregion@cwu.org

Friday 12 February 2016

Bromsgrove – Sajid Javid MP Action

There will be a street stall in Bromsgrove between 12 and 2pm to hand out small valentine cards, encourage locals to write messages in the large card and distribute general heartunions leaflets to be presented to local MP Sajid Javid who is taking the Trade Union Bill through Parliament.

Saturday 6 February 2016

Love Unions Love Football

Aston Villa V Norwich, Villa Park: Leafletting from 1.30pm

Sunday 14 February 2016

Love Unions Love Football

Aston Villa v Liverpool: Leafletting from 12.30pm

See attached the leaflet below for ‘love football, love unions’ for your use at any other grounds that you may wish to leaflet. 

People who are interested in attending the Villa leafleting session will be given a ticket for the match.

LEAFLET AND STREET STALLS

The following is the list of street stalls and leaflet sessions:

Thursday 11 February 2016

Birmingham New Street - 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Birmingham New Street - 7.30am - 9.00am
Birmingham Moor Street - 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Birmingham Moor Street - 7.30am - 9.00am
Birmingham Snow Hill - 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Birmingham Snow Hill - 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Victoria Square, Birmingham - 12.00 - 2.00pm
Waterstones, 24 - 26 High Street, Birmingham - 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Saturday 13 February 2016

Guildhall, Worcester - TBC

Resources

heartunions.org
There are a range of heartunions resources that can downloaded, the activist pack and brand guidelines, downloadable logos and workplace meeting posters  http://heartunions.org/resources/ 
#heartunions Twitter

Unions have started sharing #heartunions content on Twitter. You can add the #heartunions twibbon to your profile here http://twibbon.com/support/heartunions 
For more information on any of the activities outlined please contact Stephanie Peacock on 0121 550 4888.

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