Free Film Screening I, Daniel Blake & Free Supper – 5th June 2017 at 5.45pm

Published on June 1, 2017 at 8:57 am


Come & see  I, Daniel Blake, a moving and critically-acclaimed film
East Lancs UNISON Health Branch, together with the Blackburn & District Trades Council, is screening Ken Loach’s award-winning film.


Venue: Royal Blackburn Hospital, Auditorium in the Learning Centre
     Time: 5.45pm                                                Supper: from 5.00pm
FREE Tickets available from:
East Lancashire  Health Branch, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, BB2 3HH –  01254 733532
TUC Centre- 01254 677756
Blackburn with Darwen LG Branch – 01254 585220

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Review of Term Time Working: Update

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

This circular attaches an NJC Joint Circular giving a progress report on the review of term time working agreed as part of the 2016-18 pay settlement.

Click here for:  LG 17 2017 Term Time Review Circular

Click here for:  NJC Term Time Review Joint Circular

Contact:  Ben Thomas on 020 7121 5270, e-mail OR Gill Archer on 020 7121 5340, e-mail
Do your politicians care about you?

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Wednesday’s Coffee/Cake Event

Published on May 26, 2017 at 10:17 am

Thanks to all those that attended our Coffee/Cake event on Wednesday, it was good to see so many members and non-members comingCllr Khan along to see what UNISON is about and what we can offer.

Cllr Khan, Leader – “Thank you for asking me to attend the event.

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Your vote matters

Published on May 11, 2017 at 10:17 am

Having your say through the ballot box is always important.

Although much of the media would have us believe that the outcome of the general election on Thursday 8 June is a foregone conclusion, there is much to play for. Get involved now – with UNISON members, your colleagues, friends and family.

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IN TOUCH – The Newsletter for all UNISON Stewards and Activists in the North West Region

Published on May 11, 2017 at 10:01 am

Dear Members,


Please see attached a copy of the latest ‘In Touch’ activists’ bulletin.  This includes food for thought and issues you can raise in the next four weeks in conversations with members.

UNISON will be producing advice on campaigning amongst our own members and urging activists and members to get involved in local campaigns.

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2018 – 19 NJC Pay Claim – We want to hear your views!

Published on May 10, 2017 at 9:19 am

The UNISON NJC (National Joint Council) Committee, made up of elected UNISON representatives, met on Thursday 27th April to discuss the contents of the draft pay claim for 2018/19.

The UNISON NJC Committee is recommending the following:

A 5% increase on all NJC pay points and deletion of NJC pay points 6-9.

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Coffee/Cake Event – 24th May 2017 – 10am – 2pm

Published on April 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

We will be holding a coffee/cake event on 24th May 2017 between 10am and 2pm in Meeting Room A, Town Hall, Blackburn, BB1 7DY

Coffee……cake and a chance to meet your Blackburn with Darwen UNISON Branch Officers and Reps.

Come and see what UNISON has to offer for new and existing members!

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The Conservative Party are the problem, not the solution

Published on April 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Dave Prentis’ report from the Health Conference on Monday 24th April :-

‘This morning I spoke at our health conference. Whilst it was a great pleasure as always to speak to the conference – and address those who continue make the NHS the greatest achievement of our movement – I wasn’t able to give the speech I wanted to give.

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New video: UNISON donates money to the Foodbank

Published on April 21, 2017 at 9:31 pm

In this video, Unison Blackburn with Darwen Local Government chair Ben Greenwood visits Blackburn Foodbank to deliver a cheque for more than £200.

The staff kindly show him around and tell him about the work the charity does.

Find out more about Blackburn Foodbank here.

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