“I want to say a big thank you to the rep who gave me so much advice recently. I’m glad I signed up and realised the value of being part of a union!”

Sophia, UNISON SE Member

It’s back! Up and down the UK workers will be celebrating being part of a union.

♡ unions week is a national event organised by the TUC that many of you will have taken part in and due to the success of 2016, it’s back!

We know this government is intent on hurting working people and undermining trade unions. So we must get stronger and use every opportunity to celebrate the positive impact we bring to people’s lives. ♡ unions week is just that opportunity. Let’s prove our worth to members and potential members by shouting about all the reasons to ♡ UNISON.

Get involved!

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Louder, better, safer, stronger in #HeartUNISON Week!

Heart Unions Week takes place every year in the second week of February. In pre-COVID times, we would have been out and about in workplaces, talking to colleagues about the many ways that UNISON can support members, and encouraging others to join. This year our celebration of trade unions has moved online, but it’s still […]

Share your story

A personal story is worth a thousand corporate soundbites. So however big or small, let everyone know why you ♡ UNISON.

Share online using #heartunions. And use our canva template to make your post look great.

Tell us your UNISON story and we’ll post it for you – just fill out the details here


There will be events going on all over the region. Attend one and find out more. Or organise something fun yourself. We’ve made some suggestions in our guide.

  • 08/02/17- St Richards Hospital, Chichester stall outside the Terrace Restaurant 8am-2pm
  • 08/02/17- Basingstoke Hospital 11am-12.30pm
  • 08/02/17- Dover Council 12pm-2pm
  • 09/02/17- Hampshire County Council HQ 11am-12.30pm
  • 09/02/17- Queen Victoria Hospital in the canteen
  • 09/02/17- Wokingham BC Civic Offices 11.30am-4.30pm
  • 10/02/17- Leigh Acadamy Trust Open Day stall- all day
  • 10/02/17- Executive Meeting Room JHB 128 (Gipsy Lane Campus), Oxford Brookes University
  • 13/02/17- Princess Royal Hospital in Hayward’s Heath 7am-2pm
  • 13/02/17- Maidstone Hospital walk-around and staff induction 12pm-2pm
  • 14/02/17- Worthing Hospital, stall in the Penguin Foyer 8am – 2pm
  • 14/02/17- East Surrey Hospital, Redhill
  • 14/02/17- Eastbourne District General Hospital 9.30am-2.30pm
  • 15/02/17- Kent County Hall, Maidstone, 8am-9.30am