The future of our public services is at stake

Published on December 4, 2019 at 10:56 am

This election your vote can really make a difference…

You can use your vote on 12 December to save our NHS, help our schools, protect our communities and make a real difference to the people you care about.

Since 2010 we’ve seen:
hundreds of thousands of people across local government and other public services lose their jobs
years of under-investment in our NHS, means that hospitals are increasingly unable to meet targets on waiting times for A&E and operations
underfunded schools and colleges are damaging our children’s education
cuts in numbers of police staff resulting in a growth in violent crime
pay rises pegged back and living standards falling, leaving working families struggling to make ends meet.

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In the fight of our lives

Published on December 4, 2019 at 10:45 am

General secretary Dave Prentis has a message for UNISON members and their families, explaining why he will be voting for Labour on 12 December

For our union and for public services, this election is the fight of our lives – and we’ve been giving it our all.

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Essential Car User Allowance – Update 29/11/2019

Published on November 29, 2019 at 11:48 am

From the 31st December 2019 the Council intend to remove the ECU allowance from those members who no longer qualify for the allowance under the new criteria imposed by the authority.

Members who qualified for the allowance under the new criteria have now been invited to meetings with management to consult on the permanent removal of ECU allowance.

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* It’s Stars in our Schools Day *

Published on November 29, 2019 at 10:43 am

A massive big thank you to all our school support staff who go above and beyond every day.  You do an amazing job and you are very much appreciated in your schools.

A number of schools in Blackburn and  Darwen are taking part: Meadowhead Infant and Junior Schools, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, St Luke & St Philips, St Edward’s, Turncroft Nursery School, The Olive School and Blackburn Central with Crosshill High School.

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Chair’s Blog November 2019

Published on November 8, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Go for Growth in November

This month is ‘Go For Growth’ campaign month, UNISON’s annual drive to get more members.

Supporting members and recruiting new people to our union and our branch is what we all do week in and week out but throughout November we give it an even bigger push.

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Here we grow again……

Published on November 1, 2019 at 9:39 am

We all know that the last few years have been difficult ones for our union.

We’ve had a hostile government intent on cutting public spending and the jobs of the people who provide them.

We recruited well through the years of austerity and job losses to keep UNISON going, but now we have the chance to grow, and to make sure we retain our current

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Social Work England – transition arrangements

Published on October 31, 2019 at 2:42 pm

On Monday 2 December Social Work England takes over from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as the new regulator for social workers in England. They have produced FAQs on the transition arrangements.

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