Carlisle #heartunions event : Saturday 13th February

Ashley Tiffen, UCU Branch Chair at University of Cumbria reports:

UCU Northern Region were flying the banner at the Carlisle Trades Councils ‘HeartUnions’ event in Carlisle City Centre on Saturday 13th February.  Together with brothers and sisters from RMT, Unison and Unite, we celebrated the work of the unions and vowed to continue the fight to protect the unions and collective bargaining from the damage that would be caused by the Trades Union Bill.  Despite the cold, handing out leaflets to passerby kept us all warm.

The heartunions week of action celebrates the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society.  We’re proud of our unions and reject the government’s attempts to damage them with the trade union bill.   – TUC



Wonderful scene of union banners in solidarity for #heartunions week


UCU Regional Official, Iain Owens holding the regional banner with Ashley Tiffen, Branch Chair at University of Cumbria





Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success.

See the TUC’s video message thanking everyone who took part in #heartunions here

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