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
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!
Identify who your local Steward or Safety Rep is and say hello!
As your Physiotherapist and Support Worker colleagues whether they are a member of a union and encourage them to join the CSP, if not!
Opt in to receiving emails from the CSP on the CSP website to make sure you keep up to date with CSP campaigns and information useful to you - Email preferences | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (csp.org.uk)
Update your employment/contact details on the CSP website so your CSP workplace reps and the CSP centrally can best support you - Your details | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (csp.org.uk)
Do this and you aren't just a member, you're an Activist!
Order some print on demand posters from the CSP website and put up around workplace on an issue that matters to you Customise CSP leaflets and posters with our Print on Demand Service | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Contact your CSP Steward or Health and Safety Rep to see if they need any help helping CSP members
Stand as a CSP Steward to make sure your colleagues get proper support locally - What you can do | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (csp.org.uk)
Join a network within your Trust or Healthboard that you feel is relevant to you iCSP Networks | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in Organising training? Check out this free TUC course you can do at your own pace (link below)
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 email@example.com
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.
- What’s my union ever done for me?
- What can my union do for me?
- How can I get involved?
- What the CSP did in the workplace in 2021
The HeartUnions initiative is co-ordinated by the TUC nationally.
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.