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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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DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE ARTS AGAINST AUSTERITY CUTS

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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Report from the Community Conference 2018

Published on March 28, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Just a little report back on my experience from my first ever Conference.

This was held in Southport and was all about one of the most important things that I hold very close to my heart and that is community and for the people that work for private and charitable organisations.

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Fancy a trip to Harrogate Flower Show?

Published on March 28, 2018 at 10:53 am

The Retired Members Group have organised a trip to Harrogate Flower Show on 26th April 2018.

Coach will be picking up at Blackburn Town Hall at 9am.

Tickets are £18.50 in advance plus coach costs approx. £10.

If you would like to attend please contact Val Lovell on 01254 698716

 

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