Learn Maths & English with UNISON

Published on July 21, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Do you need your Maths or English certificate? Do you want to brush up on your numeracy or literacy?

Achieve a Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification, equivalent to grade C GCSE, in Maths or English. Learn alongside other UNISON members and receive full support from qualified tutors.

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Recruitment Event at Twin Valley Homes – 20th July from 2pm

Published on July 12, 2017 at 10:13 am

All Members and Non-Members Welcome!

The Branch is holding a recruitment event on 20th July 2017 between 2pm and 5pm in the Boardroom, Twin Valley Homes, Prospect House, Eanam Wharf, Blackburn.

Come along and have a coffee and a chat with our Branch Officers and Representatives, lots of goodies available.

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School Support Staff Development Week

Published on June 13, 2017 at 10:13 am

UNISON is offering a week of workshops this summer to support your professional development. Designed for schools based UNISON members, workshops include: Managing  Challenging Behaviour, Autism Awareness, teaching maths strategies, teaching in the lifelong learning sector, Polish speaking and culture, dyslexia awareness, British Sign Language, mental health awareness, confidence and assertiveness and managing conflict.

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Free Film Screening I, Daniel Blake & Free Supper – 5th June 2017 at 5.45pm

Published on June 1, 2017 at 8:57 am


Come & see  I, Daniel Blake, a moving and critically-acclaimed film
East Lancs UNISON Health Branch, together with the Blackburn & District Trades Council, is screening Ken Loach’s award-winning film.


Venue: Royal Blackburn Hospital, Auditorium in the Learning Centre
     Time: 5.45pm                                                Supper: from 5.00pm
FREE Tickets available from:
East Lancashire  Health Branch, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, BB2 3HH –  01254 733532
TUC Centre- 01254 677756
Blackburn with Darwen LG Branch – 01254 585220

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Review of Term Time Working: Update

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

This circular attaches an NJC Joint Circular giving a progress report on the review of term time working agreed as part of the 2016-18 pay settlement.

Click here for:  LG 17 2017 Term Time Review Circular

Click here for:  NJC Term Time Review Joint Circular

Contact:  Ben Thomas on 020 7121 5270, e-mail OR Gill Archer on 020 7121 5340, e-mail
Do your politicians care about you?

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Wednesday’s Coffee/Cake Event

Published on May 26, 2017 at 10:17 am

Thanks to all those that attended our Coffee/Cake event on Wednesday, it was good to see so many members and non-members comingCllr Khan along to see what UNISON is about and what we can offer.

Cllr Khan, Leader – “Thank you for asking me to attend the event.

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Your vote matters

Published on May 11, 2017 at 10:17 am

Having your say through the ballot box is always important.

Although much of the media would have us believe that the outcome of the general election on Thursday 8 June is a foregone conclusion, there is much to play for. Get involved now – with UNISON members, your colleagues, friends and family.

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IN TOUCH – The Newsletter for all UNISON Stewards and Activists in the North West Region

Published on May 11, 2017 at 10:01 am

Dear Members,


Please see attached a copy of the latest ‘In Touch’ activists’ bulletin.  This includes food for thought and issues you can raise in the next four weeks in conversations with members.

UNISON will be producing advice on campaigning amongst our own members and urging activists and members to get involved in local campaigns.

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2018 – 19 NJC Pay Claim – We want to hear your views!

Published on May 10, 2017 at 9:19 am

The UNISON NJC (National Joint Council) Committee, made up of elected UNISON representatives, met on Thursday 27th April to discuss the contents of the draft pay claim for 2018/19.

The UNISON NJC Committee is recommending the following:

A 5% increase on all NJC pay points and deletion of NJC pay points 6-9.

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