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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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Changes to policies

Published on November 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm

A NUMBER of changes have been made to policies which will affect Blackburn with Darwen UNISON members.

The Performance Management policy has been adapted to include a new section entitled  Inability to perform the duties of the post.  This is to be used where there is no way an employee can or will be able to undertake their duties.

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Unison pays tribute to the people of Paris

Published on November 18, 2015 at 3:06 pm

UNISON has declared a national stance of solidarity with unions in France following the indiscriminate killings in Paris.

Speaking on behalf of the union, general secretary Dave Prentis told French colleagues, “We pay tribute to the people of Paris who opened their doors to those who were injured and stranded as a result of the killing spree.

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Chance to win £200 for Christmas!

Published on November 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm

UNISONProtect is kicking off the countdown to the festive season with a chance to win a £200 gift card to spend at a retailer of your choice this Christmas!

Use it as a helping hand towards family presents, to stock up on festive provisions or simply as a well-earned treat for yourself so enter today for your chance to win.

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Protest against Osborne’s autumn statement

Published on November 18, 2015 at 12:54 pm

THIS Saturday will see a major event in London ahead of Osborne’s autumn statement.

Protests and actions to build a fight against austerity will be taking place across the country.

Central Hall Westminster will be the venue for the capital’s meet, from 1.30pm-4.30pm on Saturday, November 21.

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Vote in the election to decide Unison’s general secretary

Published on November 10, 2015 at 2:45 pm

UNISON is holding an election to choose who will be general secretary and lead the union for the next five years.

The general secretary is the most senior role in the union and is the public face of UNISON.

You are being asked to vote for the person who speaks up for you with employers and politicians; who will make the case on issues that matter to you.

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Vote in UNISON’S General Secretary election

Published on November 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm

UNISON is holding an election to choose who will be general secretary and lead the union for the next five years.

The general secretary is the most senior role in the union and is the public face of UNISON.

You are being asked to vote for the person who speaks up for you with employers and politicians; who will make the case on issues that matter to you.

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