Monthly Archives: May 2016

Worried about back to school costs?

Published on May 27, 2016 at 11:38 am

Are you:

  • struggling to cope with the rising cost of living?
  • finding that you’re having to economise in every area of expenditure?


Help is on Hand

UNISON have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by the way of a one-off payment of up to £120.

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Retired Members Newsletter

Published on May 27, 2016 at 10:58 am

Please find attached a copy of the recent newsletter sent out to Retired Members.

The Retired Members Secretary Val Lovell has organised a number of trips in July & August and would welcome all members, if anyone is interested in going along.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual & Transgender 2016 Conference

Published on May 12, 2016 at 11:59 am

This year’s conference will take place in Llandudno commencing 18th November  2016 at 1.30pm and finishing on 20th November 2016 at 1.30pm.

Peter Grunshaw, our LGBT lead person will be attending as a delegate on behalf of the Blackburn with Darwen Branch.

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Free courses for Members

Published on May 11, 2016 at 11:37 am

Dear Colleague

  • We have 2 free of charge deaf awareness sessions available on Thursday 2nd June at Merseylearn, Mann Island, Liverpool, either from 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm. To apply, members must complete the attached form which can be returned to me.

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‘Power to be You’ 1 day workshop

Published on May 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Dear Colleague

Please find a flyer attached for a 1 day workshop ‘Power to be You’ in Accrington on Friday 20th May as part of UNISON’s offer for members during Learning at Work week.

If you are interested and would like to attend please fill in the attached application form and return to the Branch office.

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Commemoration of Worker’s Memorial Day – 28th April 2016

Published on May 3, 2016 at 10:21 am


Thursday, 28 April 2016. Sudell Cross, Blackburn

Workers Memorial Day

“Remember the dead, fight like hell for the living”

Statistics don’t lie (just the people who quote them). Every year, more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery illnesses or in tragic accidents…no, most people who are killed at work do so through the wilful negligence of their employers who decided that their Health and Safety wasn’t that high a priority.

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