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Young people

Published on October 1, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Jacques McCaughran - Young Members Officer

Jacques McCaughran – Young Members Officer

A Young Members Officer acts as the eyes and ears of younger people in the branch – but also listens to their ideas.

The man at the helm in Blackburn with Darwen’s office is Jacques McCaughran who has been busy netting new recruits this year and explains there are multiple benefits for signing up.

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Pensions champions

Published on October 1, 2015 at 3:15 pm

UNISON is recruiting Pension Champions to help support the fight against unfair changes to pensions. With government plans to make changes including replacing final salary scheme with a career average scheme, an increase in retirement age and cost sharing, the union believes it is time to take a stand.

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Branch news

Published on October 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

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

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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Trade Union Bill

Published on October 1, 2015 at 12:55 pm

The government is pushing through a Trade Union Bill that will severely restrict working people’s ability to organise to defend their jobs and pay and to campaign for a fairer society.

UNISON is campaigning against the bill.

We believe MPs should be focusing on the real problems our country faces and working with everyone, including unions, to solve them, rather than taking away people’s right to be supported at work.

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Branch health & safety officer needed

Published on September 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A health and safety representative has the right to training and to raise issues which affect the health and safety of members. UNISON aims to have at least one health and safety representative in every workplace where we have members. Contact Blackburn branch for more information about the role and the various courses available.

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Equal pay strategy

Published on September 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm

UNISON is working hard to ensure all our members get fair treatment and equal pay at work. Major overhauls of pay and conditions packages across our public services have brought the issues of pay inequality to the fore. UNISON has developed an equal pay strategy to challenge pay discrimination through a combination of negotiation and legal challenge where necessary.

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Self organised groups

Published on September 28, 2015 at 2:21 pm

BLACKBURN with Darwen Unison members who share common concerns come together in self-organised groups to discuss, campaign and organise events around the specific issues that affect them. Our self-organised groups are for Black, Women, Young, Retired, Disabled and LGBT members.

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Pensions

Published on September 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

UNISON is recruiting Pension Champions to help support the fight against unfair changes to pensions. With government plans to make changes including replacing final salary scheme with a career average scheme, an increase in retirement age and cost sharing, the union believes it is time to take a stand.

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