Skills For Strength 2016

Published on January 15, 2016 at 11:57 am


Skills for strength is a convention bringing together UNISON activists from across the North West, and trade unionists from across the globe to share ideas, best practice and skills to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s working lives.

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Free Deaf Awareness Training Sessions

Published on January 13, 2016 at 11:22 am

Deaf Awareness Training Sessions Wednesday 6th April – FREE to UNISON Members

In partnership with the Manchester Deaf Centre, UNISON are offering deaf awareness training sessions for our members in the North West.

The date is Wednesday 6th April 2016.

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Stars in Our Schools

Published on January 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm

UNSUNG heroes in education now have their chance to shine at special events this month.

Stars in Our Schools is Unison’S scheme to celebrate the achievements of all support staff – that’s everyone who helps children learn and keep children safe, including caterers, admin staff, finance officers, teaching assistants, librarians and many more – in Blackburn and Darwen schools.

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Annual General Meeting – March 2017

Published on January 11, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Th Annual General Meeting will elect your Branch Officers, Representatives and ratify the election of Workplace Stewards for the forthcoming year. Your AGM is the bedrock of your Branch, from which all decisions and directions will be made on your behalf throughout the year.

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Leave without pay update

Published on December 24, 2015 at 10:32 am

The Council presented several options around Leave Without Pay to the Local Joint Negotiating Committee but following extensive discussions, there were no options we felt we could take back to the membership to vote on. Circumstances have changed since the first Agreement was signed and because of the scale of the budget challenges facing the Council, they were unable to offer us assurances that term and conditions would not form part of the savings options being developed.”


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Councillors praised for backing UNISON

Published on December 7, 2015 at 6:04 pm

UNISON Blackburn with Darwen branch have praised councillors who stood up for trade unions in the council chamber.

Councillor Don McKinlay, member for Higher Croft, asked councillor Mohammed Khan, leader of the council, whether the anti-trade union bill had any part to play in British society at the Council Forum last night (Thursday, December 3).

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UNISON continues to fight for fairer society

Published on November 18, 2015 at 4:43 pm

GENERAL secretary Dave Prentis urged delegates at  UNISON’s LGBT conference to continue the fight against the government’s Trade Union Bill as it now heads to the Lords.

Attacking the “vicious, vindictive bill”, he highlighted a number of the clauses in the proposed legislation.

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