There for You winter fuel grants

Published on December 4, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Members living on a low income constantly struggle to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute in the winter when the cost of heating homes rises as the outside temperature falls.

But it’s not all bad news – help is available.

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Trip to Leeds Christmas Market – 6th December 2018

Published on November 12, 2018 at 11:42 am

Our Retired Members Secretary has organised a trip to Leeds Christmas Market on 6th December 2018.

Pick Up: Blackburn Town Hall at 9am

Return: Leeds 4.30pm

Cost = £12

Please contact Val Lovell on 01254 698716 or


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Young workers need UNISON

Published on November 7, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Millennials: Avocados, flat whites and Instagram – right? Not quite. The hipster characterisation masks a much starker reality for the houseless generation. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work. They need trade unions more than ever.

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Win prizes and save money during November with UNISON!

Published on November 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm

UNISON has turned November into Grovember. We’re welcoming new members to Britain’s biggest union – and thanking existing members – with exclusive money-saving offers. And there’s a chance to win £1,000 in time for Christmas if you recruit a friend.

UNISON is now, officially, the UK’s largest union.

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Stars in Our Schools – 23 November

Published on October 3, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Stars in Our Schools is a celebration of school support staff. UNISON has organised the day to celebrate the wonderful work they do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to children’s education.

On Friday 23 November 2018 schools across the UK will be holding ceremonies, putting on special assemblies and even dressing up as super heroes.

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UNISON seeks leave to appeal on sleep-in case

Published on August 8, 2018 at 11:42 am

UNISON has asked the Supreme Court this week for leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that care workers’ sleep-in shifts do not count as work time and do need to be paid in line with the national minimum wage.

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Appeal from Blackburn Food Bank – Tinned goods needed urgently!

Published on July 20, 2018 at 10:07 am

As we approach the school summer holidays there has been a 25% increase in demand.

Blackburn Foodbank  are appealing for tinned goods:- fruit, veg, chick peas, chopped tomatoes, rice pudding and jam.

If you are able to help out that would be great, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:

Tesco Hill Street, Blackburn 24hrs  In store
NatWest Bank, King William Street Blackburn 9.00 – 17.00 Inside near the cash machines
Specsavers Morrisons Blackburn town centre 8.30 – 18.30 In store

Or please bring them to the UNISON office, Town Hall, Blackburn and will be be more than happy to drop off.

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UNISON North West LGBT Training Day – Saturday 21st July in Manchester

Published on July 10, 2018 at 9:08 am

The UNISON North West LGBT Group will hold its annual training day on Saturday 21st
July 2018 from 1100 hours to 1500 hours at the UNISON North West Regional Offices,
Arena Point, Manchester, M3 1UN.

We are opening up this training to any member who may be interested in getting to
understand some of the current issues facing the LGBT community.

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Published on July 4, 2018 at 9:41 am


We are running our popular Summer School for schools support staff again this year. The summer school is an opportunity for people who are working in schools to develop their knowledge and skills in school.

We have four half day sessions running.

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Retired Members Social Trips – all members can attend

Published on June 22, 2018 at 10:50 am

The Retired Members Group Trips:-

16th August – Southport/Flower Show – if you would like to attend the Flower Show please contact Val Lovell before 31st July

22nd August – Bury Market

For further details please contact Val Lovell on 01254 698716.

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