Monthly Archives: November 2015

UNISON continues to fight for fairer society

Published on November 18, 2015 at 4:43 pm

GENERAL secretary Dave Prentis urged delegates at  UNISON’s LGBT conference to continue the fight against the government’s Trade Union Bill as it now heads to the Lords.

Attacking the “vicious, vindictive bill”, he highlighted a number of the clauses in the proposed legislation.

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Changes to policies

Published on November 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm

A NUMBER of changes have been made to policies which will affect Blackburn with Darwen UNISON members.

The Performance Management policy has been adapted to include a new section entitled  Inability to perform the duties of the post.  This is to be used where there is no way an employee can or will be able to undertake their duties.

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Unison pays tribute to the people of Paris

Published on November 18, 2015 at 3:06 pm

UNISON has declared a national stance of solidarity with unions in France following the indiscriminate killings in Paris.

Speaking on behalf of the union, general secretary Dave Prentis told French colleagues, “We pay tribute to the people of Paris who opened their doors to those who were injured and stranded as a result of the killing spree.

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Chance to win £200 for Christmas!

Published on November 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm

UNISONProtect is kicking off the countdown to the festive season with a chance to win a £200 gift card to spend at a retailer of your choice this Christmas!

Use it as a helping hand towards family presents, to stock up on festive provisions or simply as a well-earned treat for yourself so enter today for your chance to win.

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Protest against Osborne’s autumn statement

Published on November 18, 2015 at 12:54 pm

THIS Saturday will see a major event in London ahead of Osborne’s autumn statement.

Protests and actions to build a fight against austerity will be taking place across the country.

Central Hall Westminster will be the venue for the capital’s meet, from 1.30pm-4.30pm on Saturday, November 21.

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Vote in the election to decide Unison’s general secretary

Published on November 10, 2015 at 2:45 pm

UNISON is holding an election to choose who will be general secretary and lead the union for the next five years.

The general secretary is the most senior role in the union and is the public face of UNISON.

You are being asked to vote for the person who speaks up for you with employers and politicians; who will make the case on issues that matter to you.

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Vote in UNISON’S General Secretary election

Published on November 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm

UNISON is holding an election to choose who will be general secretary and lead the union for the next five years.

The general secretary is the most senior role in the union and is the public face of UNISON.

You are being asked to vote for the person who speaks up for you with employers and politicians; who will make the case on issues that matter to you.

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Cancer sufferers asked about experiences

Published on November 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

PEOPLE with terminal cancer who are willing to talk about their positive or negative experiences in work, are asked to come forward to help a new campaign.

UNISON is asked to support TUC’s campaign, which would like to see terminal illness recognised as a ‘protected characteristic’ so that an employee with a terminal illness would enjoy a ‘protected period’ where they could not be dismissed as a result of their condition.

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Campaign against the Trade Union Bill set to continue

Published on November 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

UNISON members have been praised for taking part in the lobby on November 2, as the campaign continues against the Trade Union Bill.

The Bill is due to be discussed in the House of Commons on Monday, November 16.

A campaign of local meetings is set to continue, including a large event in Liverpool, organised in partnership with the Institute of Employment Rights:

  • City Learning Centre, Bathurst Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7RW on Tuesday, November 10, from 7pm – 8.30pm.

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UNISON North West LGBT Meetings 2016

Published on November 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm

 The UNISON North West Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Committee is pleased to announce its open meetings for 2016 will take place on the following dates:

 Saturday 23rd January – 11am – 4pm

Thursday 26th May – 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 10th September (AGM) – 11am – 4pm

In addition, a training and development day will take place on Saturday 19th March from 11am – 4pm.

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