Heart Unions week: 14-20 February 2022

Heart Unions Week 2022 ran from 14-20th February. Whether you are a member or a steward/safety rep, find out how you can get involved next year at the official TUC site here HeartUnions week | TUC 

The CSP celebrates HeartUnions week

HeartUnions week is an annual TUC initiative that celebrates and strengthens trade unions by recognising the power of working people to effect real lasting change. 

HeartUnions week 2023 will be before you know it. We have posted some videos of previous years' events at the bottom of this page.

Heart Union Actions that you can take year-round!

CSP Member?

Do this and you aren't just a member, you're an Activist!

CSP Steward or Safety Rep?

  • Send us an example of how you helped you members recently Workplace wins Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk) 

  • Email your members with a summary of positive action your CSP Workplace Team achieved with members support in 2021 in your workplace e.g. a mini newsletter 

  • Organise a meeting with your local CSP steward/rep team to map your members and identify gaps to aid CSP member recruitment - why not contact  Your CSP Organisers to help you?

  • Share a positive experience of working with staff within the CSP e.g. have you had a recent meeting with a SNO or Organiser that you found useful – let us know via jointheteam@csp.org.uk  

  • Interested in Organising training? Check out this free TUC course you can do at your own pace (link below) 

  • https://www.tuc.org.uk/resource/organising-course-union-reps 

Could you be a safety rep?

Find out more about becoming a safety rep.

During Covid-19, all the reps training moved to distance learning, but our online courses ensure that new reps still receive the support they need to get started in the role and be effective. CSP Safety Reps play a key part of our workplace team and we welcome new applicants. 

For more information on becoming a CSP steward or safety rep please contact your CSP Organisers at jointheteam@csp.org.uk 

Our residential steward induction training courses will resume this year. Once you have been elected and accredited you'll be able to book your training whether online, self study,  or in person. 

For more information about our workplace reps courses, please contact Sam Kyriacou on ERUStraining@csp.org.uk

To see what digital courses are available, log in to the CSP Learning Hub.

More information about the CSP in the workplace

The HeartUnions initiative is co-ordinated by the TUC nationally.

How we celebrated HeartUnions week 2021

CSP steward Ella explains why being a member of a trade union is so important.

Alex MacKenzie, chair of Council, talks about how the CSP can support and empower members.

Watch a recording of Get Active in the CSP, an event held with @thecspstudents.

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