UNISON North West LGBT Training Day – Saturday 21st July in Manchester

Published on July 10, 2018 at 9:08 am

The UNISON North West LGBT Group will hold its annual training day on Saturday 21st
July 2018 from 1100 hours to 1500 hours at the UNISON North West Regional Offices,
Arena Point, Manchester, M3 1UN.

We are opening up this training to any member who may be interested in getting to
understand some of the current issues facing the LGBT community.

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Published on July 4, 2018 at 9:41 am


We are running our popular Summer School for schools support staff again this year. The summer school is an opportunity for people who are working in schools to develop their knowledge and skills in school.

We have four half day sessions running.

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Retired Members Social Trips – all members can attend

Published on June 22, 2018 at 10:50 am

The Retired Members Group Trips:-

16th August – Southport/Flower Show – if you would like to attend the Flower Show please contact Val Lovell before 31st July

22nd August – Bury Market

For further details please contact Val Lovell on 01254 698716.

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Free Event – Banner Theatre Production – 18th July at The Bureau, Blackburn – Book your tickets now!

Published on June 18, 2018 at 10:48 am

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce that our Unison Branch, in conjunction with Blackburn Local Government Branch and Blackburn & District Trade Union Council, are hosting this excellent production by Banner Theatre.

The event will take place on Wednesday 18th July at The Bureau, Centre for the Arts, St John’s Centre, Victoria Street, Blackburn. 

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Published on June 8, 2018 at 10:50 am

Next meeting on Friday, June 25th at the Bureau, Blackburn, 7pm till 8pm.

This is a public meeting with Peter Harris  doing about a 20 minutes maximum presentation on how austerity cuts are disenfranchising and impacting on working class communities with particular reference to the arts.

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Last call out for TUC Courses, Blackburn Centre

Published on May 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

Greetings from TUC Education, Blackburn Centre,

May to July 2018.  Last minute call for applications

Dear colleague,

Greetings from the Trade Union/H & S Education Centre in Blackburn Attached is a PDF copy of our May to July programme for Union Reps, Safety Reps and other officers starting the week beginning the 14th of May.

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School Uniform Grants 2018

Published on May 10, 2018 at 10:09 am

UNISON There for You will be looking to assist UNISON members with school uniform grants again in 2018.  Do you know a member who is struggling to make ends meet or worried about back to school costs?  Help is on hand “There for You” has set up a fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of £40 per child up to a £120.

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Immigration Advice for Members

Published on April 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Just to make you aware of an Immigration Advice service that UNISON offers to members in conjunction with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. JCWI can provide advice over the phone for members around immigration and for immigration issues of the member’s family.

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UNISON accepts local government pay offer

Published on April 10, 2018 at 10:12 am

UNISON has accepted the Local Government Association’s two-year pay offer, covering the period April 2018 – March 2020.

The key features of the pay offer are:
  • A 16% pay increase for those currently on the lowest scale point (scp) 6, over two years.

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