This week marks HeartUnions week.

It’s a week of national activity that highlights the incredible work unions do every day to improve people’s lives.

Our trade unions play a vital role in giving working people a voice in the workplace, and their achievements have helped shape employment today.

From the introduction of the minimum wage, the 5-day and 40-hour working week, parental leave, increased annual leave, and tackling discrimination, trade unions have influenced so many of the beneficial changes to the way we work.

But their work isn’t done yet, and for as long as working people face obstacles in their workplace, our unions have a vital role to play.

For instance, this year’s HeartUnions week is emphasising two campaigns in particular: an above inflation pay rise for all public sector workers, and the pay and conditions for young workers at McDonalds.

You can read more about the HeartUnions week and how to get involved with these important campaigns here:

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