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#HeartUnions Week 12-18 February 2024

#HeartUnions Week 12-18 February 2024

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Claire O'Brien
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#HeartUnions week runs from the 12-18 February 2024 and is a chance to promote the vital work unions do to support everyone at work and encourage them to join a union.

The theme for this year’s campaign is promoting the work unions have done in securing Pay raises.


Want a pay rise? Join a union.

As quoted on the TUC website “Union members earn up to £60,000 more than non-union members over their working lives.  Unionised workers are being paid on average five percent more than other similar workers. Based on average pay, the typical union pay premium is to £12,800 over a decade”. (TUC)

With the rise in cost of living now is the time to join a Union.

The United Road Transport Union has successfully supported members nationwide to secure better pay raises and working conditions.


Why Join the United Road Transport Union?

We are the UK's only specialist logistics trade union, representing members working in road haulage, distribution, and logistics, and we have been fighting for our members since 1890.

We are here to help, advise, and support our members with any issues, problems or concerns they have with their employment. 

We also offer a range of other benefits to further support our members and their families including a legal helpline, solicitors who specialise in personal injury claims along with access to Partners Credit Union.

Unions are vital to support workers, so join now to help us continue our fight for workers' rights.  Together We Stand Strong!


How to Join

It is easy to join, you can click on the Join Now button on our website, scan a QR code on a poster or flyer, or complete an application form.


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Get access to support & advice, member resources, career development opportunities and more.