Monthly Archives: February 2017

Join us and march for the NHS on Saturday

Published on February 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

UNISON is urging members to demonstrate and march in London on Saturday 4 March to show support for the National Health Service.

The union is backing the march, organised by Health Campaigns Together and The People’s Assembly because:

  • the NHS is being crushed by the government’s refusal to provide more money where it’s needed;
  • services are being damaged by cuts to the number of hospital beds and staff driven by the need to save money;
  • staff are left overworked and undervalued as years of pay restraint take their toll.

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Stress, Mental Health and Well-Being: International Women’s Day Event

Published on February 24, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Wednesday 1 March, 4pm, Manchester


UNISON North West’s Women’s Committee are holding an event on International Women’s Day.

There will be presentations, discussions, and video on issues including:

  • Practical ways to deal with stress
  • Women in politics
  • Mental Health
  • Safety
  • Asylum seekers’ experiences

The event takes place on Wednesday 1 March, 4pm – 7pm

At UNISON Regional Centre, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1UN

This is an event for women.

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STAND UP TO RACISM – National Demo – 18th March in London

Published on February 23, 2017 at 10:27 am

On 18 March 2017, Stand Up to Racism is holding a March Against Racism to mark UN anti-racism day.

There is a coach leaving East Lancashire Pick up points are :-

Colne Bus Station 7.00am

Nelson Old Bus Station  7.15

Burnley Bus Station (under clock) 7.30

Accrington Asda 7.45

Blackburn Train Station 8.00am

Price £20 / £10 concession

Please contact the Branch office on 01254 585220 if you would like to attend.

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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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Supporting your development: an event for apprentices 8 March 2017

Published on February 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Apprenticeships – Supporting your development
8th March 2017, 12 noon – 4.00pm
Hosted by UNISON at Radisson Blu Hotel, 130 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 5AY
Come along to our apprenticeship event on 8th March to find out more about:

·         How UNISON supports apprentices during their apprenticeship
·         Building your confidence
·         Job searches and completing a good application form
·         Money matters – how to balance your finances

Lunch will be provided before the event.

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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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Branch Motion to Local Government Conference – Pension Pooling and Investments

Published on February 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm

The government consulted on a new set of investment regulations to support the pooling initiative. The regulations include unprecedented powers of intervention for  the Government into the investment policies of the scheme’s funds.

UNISON is clear that funds’ investment policies should be guided by what is the ‘best interest’ of scheme members – as required by law- and not by government.

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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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