Denton & Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, is this week supporting I ♡ Union Week, and is calling on workers in the constituency to do likewise.
Heartunions week is all about building a stronger movement after the Trade Union act. Its key focus is on building on membership numbers and strength, showing that even as the government continues to have a poor relationship with unions, they are growing stronger and focusing on serving their members. It also provides an opportunity for unions to show local communities that they are active in the local area, which is particularly important following the Brexit referendum and the vulnerability of workers’s rights.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Unions are at the very fabric of Britain. They’ve helped ensure that our workers are
protected and treated fairly in the workplace. At a time when the government seems more concerned in dividing rather than uniting, we must stand up and celebrate unions. Without unions, employers wouldn’t have to abide by a contract, enforce annual leave or even had a weekend as we know it today.
“I feel unions play an especially important role as we head towards our formal exit from the EU and laws ensuring workers’s rights will no longer be put into practice in the UK. We must ensure the government are held to account by MPs, Unions and the working public during the process of Brexit in ensuring rights are replaced and workers aren’t left open to exploitation.”
“Unions’ effectiveness is based on one core truth: that when a group of workers act and speak together, their employer has to listen. So, wherever you work, please think about getting some mates together and joining a union. You can find out which is the right one for you at: www.tuc.org.uk/join-union“
If you’d like to get involved with I ♡ Union Week, or would like more information please visit heartunions.org