Stars in Our Schools – 23 November

Published on October 3, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Stars in Our Schools is a celebration of school support staff. UNISON has organised the day to celebrate the wonderful work they do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to children’s education.

On Friday 23 November 2018 schools across the UK will be holding ceremonies, putting on special assemblies and even dressing up as super heroes.

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UNISON seeks leave to appeal on sleep-in case

Published on August 8, 2018 at 11:42 am

UNISON has asked the Supreme Court this week for leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that care workers’ sleep-in shifts do not count as work time and do need to be paid in line with the national minimum wage.

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Appeal from Blackburn Food Bank – Tinned goods needed urgently!

Published on July 20, 2018 at 10:07 am

As we approach the school summer holidays there has been a 25% increase in demand.

Blackburn Foodbank  are appealing for tinned goods:- fruit, veg, chick peas, chopped tomatoes, rice pudding and jam.

If you are able to help out that would be great, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:

Tesco Hill Street, Blackburn 24hrs  In store
NatWest Bank, King William Street Blackburn 9.00 – 17.00 Inside near the cash machines
Specsavers Morrisons Blackburn town centre 8.30 – 18.30 In store

Or please bring them to the UNISON office, Town Hall, Blackburn and will be be more than happy to drop off.

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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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