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Don’t just join – JOIN IN

Published on September 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm

The workplace representative is UNISON’s most important link between the union and it’s members.

You don’t have to have much experience or free time to become a representative.

UNISON gives training and support and is happy for you to do as little or as much as you feel able.

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National Demonstration in Manchester, Sunday 1 October

Published on September 8, 2017 at 10:04 am

March for decent health, homes, jobs and education. Public service workers need a pay rise.

Assemble 11am at Castlefield Arena, Rice Street, Manchester M3 4JR

National demonstration organised by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity.  The march takes place on Sunday 1 October – the day that the Conservative Party begins its national conference in the city.

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Vauxhall Partners Associate Offer

Published on August 18, 2017 at 10:43 am

With Vauxhall Partners, you and your family can enjoy a sweet new ride and still have enough cash left over for a few days out, a long weekend, or a well-deserved night out every now and then. We call those just a few of life’s small victories, and we reckon you deserve more of them.

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How UNISON changed the law

Published on August 9, 2017 at 1:50 pm

UNISON has just won the most significant judicial intervention in the history of British employment law!

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims have been ruled unlawful, and the government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants.

The government introduced fees in 2013 to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases, but that led to a 79% reduction over three years.

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Are you a registered professional?

Published on August 9, 2017 at 1:44 pm

UNISON’s Pofessional Services Unit is here to help members who have problems with their registration or who have had a complaint made against them that their regulatory body is  investigating. We support members every step of the way.

Help from UNISON

If, as a registered professional, you find yourself in that situation – you need to ensure that you take prompt action to get the help you need from UNISON.

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BwD Council calls upon the Government to end unfair pay restraint for Public Sector Workers

Published on August 3, 2017 at 9:49 am

The Blackburn with Darwen UNISON Branch welcomes the move by the Council and would like to thank them for their support in calling on the Government to end unfair policy of pay restraint for public sector workers.

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15440864.End_public_sector_pay_cap_call_by_Blackburn_with_Darwen_council/

This Council calls upon the government to end the unfair policy of pay restraint for public sector workers – if the government can find £1bn to “encourage “ the DUP to support the Conservative Party in Parliament, it can find the money to pay a decent wage to public sector workers who, on a daily basis, work to provide the vital front line services that the country depends on.

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Learn Maths & English with UNISON

Published on July 21, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Do you need your Maths or English certificate? Do you want to brush up on your numeracy or literacy?

Achieve a Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification, equivalent to grade C GCSE, in Maths or English. Learn alongside other UNISON members and receive full support from qualified tutors.

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Recruitment Event at Twin Valley Homes – 20th July from 2pm

Published on July 12, 2017 at 10:13 am

All Members and Non-Members Welcome!

The Branch is holding a recruitment event on 20th July 2017 between 2pm and 5pm in the Boardroom, Twin Valley Homes, Prospect House, Eanam Wharf, Blackburn.

Come along and have a coffee and a chat with our Branch Officers and Representatives, lots of goodies available.

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School Support Staff Development Week

Published on June 13, 2017 at 10:13 am

UNISON is offering a week of workshops this summer to support your professional development. Designed for schools based UNISON members, workshops include: Managing  Challenging Behaviour, Autism Awareness, teaching maths strategies, teaching in the lifelong learning sector, Polish speaking and culture, dyslexia awareness, British Sign Language, mental health awareness, confidence and assertiveness and managing conflict.

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