Health & Wellbeing Week 2017 – 23-27 October 2017

Published on October 20, 2017 at 12:06 pm

UNISON will be encouraging all members to take part in the activities on offer from Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council during Health & Wellbeing Week.

23 – 27th October 2017.

Please find attached a list of activities taking place.



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Blackburn Foodbank 5th Birthday Open Day – 9th November

Published on October 20, 2017 at 11:50 am

Blackburn Foodbank will be celebrating its 5th Birthday
9th November

Long term partners.
New/Just looking Partners.
Potential Volunteers
Members of the public.
Anyone who cares about the wellbeing of others, be it a family member,
neighbour or friend.

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Pay: Join the lobby on 17 October

Published on October 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Our Pay Up Now! campaign is putting real pressure on MPs and the government in Westminster to end the pay cap for all public sector workers, and give everyone the pay rises they need and deserve.

That is why UNISON is calling on as many members as possible to join the UNISON / TUC joint lobby of Parliament on 17 October.

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Pay Date Changes for Blackburn with Darwen Council Employees

Published on September 25, 2017 at 11:09 am

UNISON and Unite have become aware that Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council employees have received letters from the employer over the weekend informing them that there is a change of pay date affecting employees paid mid and end of month.

What Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is seeking to do is a contractual change which staff DO NOT have to agree to if they do not wish.

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Free Film Screening with Q & A & Supper – Nature of the Beast

Published on September 22, 2017 at 11:24 am

Free film screening of Nature of the Beast, a feature length documentary about the socialist and Labour politician Dennis Skinner by production company Shut Out The Light with a short Q & A with the directors  & SUPPER!


Supper from 5.30pm            Film 6.30pm

Venue: Blackburn College University Centre, Theatre, Ground Floor 01

Tickets Available from:

Blackburn with Darwen UNISON Branch, Town Hall, Blackburn, BB1 7DY – 01254 585220

TUC Education Centre, V313, Blackburn College, Victoria Building – 01254 677756/292268


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Sign the Petition – Pay Up Now!

Published on September 19, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.

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UNISON cautiously welcomes government’s school funding rethink

Published on September 19, 2017 at 1:03 pm

The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation on the future of school funding in England.

Following a high profile campaign by UNISON and the other education unions, the DfE has withdrawn its proposals to cut the per pupil funding in many schools across the country.

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Pay Up Now – events in the North West

Published on September 13, 2017 at 10:46 am

There is an urgent need and opportunity to get rid of the 1% public sector pay cap.

We need to ensure that public sector employers have the funding they need to give all staff a pay rise and to begin to restore what staff have lost since 2010. 

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Social workers views needed – please read and respond

Published on September 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Knowledge and skills statements for children and family social workers

The Department for Education is seeking views on the content of the Knowledge and Skills statements for children and family social workers.

 Please encourage your social work members to read the statements and send in their views.

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