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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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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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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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All English schools face real cuts to funding

Published on March 17, 2017 at 12:13 pm

All schools in England face real cuts in the funds they will receive per pupil after the introduction of a new national funding formula, according to a report.

The implications of the National Funding Formula for schools report, which is published by the Education Policy institute today, says that the cuts will be between 6% and 11% per pupil for half of all primary and secondary schools by 2019-20.

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Great Night! – I, Daniel Blake Screening – 22/2/2017

Published on February 23, 2017 at 9:35 am

What a great night, huge turnout and good to see so many people coming together from Local Government, NHS, Civil Service, Trades Council, Unions, students and the general public!

Certainly a heartbreaking and moving film and one that many people can relate too.

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FREE Film Screening & Supper – I, Daniel Blake – 22nd February 2017

Published on February 7, 2017 at 1:08 pm

The Blackburn with Darwen UNISON Local Government Branch together with Blackburn & District Trades Council is screening I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s award-winning film about the human cost involved in the destruction of the welfare state at I_Daniel_Blake6.30pm on 22nd February 2017 at Blackburn College University Centre, Theatre, Ground Floor 01.

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8‑14 Feb 2017 / Heartunions week of action is back again to celebrate the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society.

Published on February 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Why are we doing heartunions week?heartunionslogo

Heartunions week is all about building a stronger movement after the trade union act. Its key focus is on building on membership numbers and strength, showing that even as the government continues to attack unions, we will respond by growing stronger and focusing relentlessly on serving our members.

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