Monthly Archives: April 2020

Workers Memorial Day

Published on April 28, 2020 at 9:08 am

Today, is International Workers Memorial Day, an important event in the calendar to remember all those who have died because of their work.

It is also a day when we renew our pledge to fight for the living – no-one should die going to work.

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Now’s the time to become a workplace representative!

Published on April 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm

Have you thought about becoming a workplace representative?

The TUC in Blackburn will be offering some online learning courses commencing in May, please contact for more details of the courses available.

Workplace stewards are the heart of our trade union.

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Workers Memorial Day 2020 – 28th April @ 12.30pm

Published on April 26, 2020 at 7:54 pm

We can’t gather together in Blackburn town centre this year, but we don’t want Workers Memorial Day to pass without some form of local recognition.

We are therefore planning to replace our normal assembly with a short online meeting, using Zoom:

All you need to do is click on the link below.

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Update on the NJC Pay Offer

Published on April 26, 2020 at 7:46 pm

NJC employers offer and joint union response

The Local Government Association has made an increased pay offer for staff on NJC pay and conditions. Please find below a copy of a letter from the employers and the response from the NJC joint unions.

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UNISON challenges government’s claim that education staff don’t need PPE

Published on April 8, 2020 at 6:33 pm

Union raises strong concerns with Department for Education’s latest guidance

UNISON has written to the Department for Education, after its updated guidance on social distancing in education settings said that education staff do not require personal protective equipment (PPE).

While the union understands that the risks in schools are different to those in hospitals, it is concerned that the guidance doesn’t reflect all school situations – for example where social distancing is impossible, and where schools can be more like social care settings.

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Care Workers V Covid-19

Published on April 1, 2020 at 7:18 pm

Coronavirus poses a serious threat to all of us. As care workers, we are at the forefront of the struggle against the virus. We put ourselves at risk to provide direct care and support to high risk groups including the over-70s and people with underlying health conditions.

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PPE Alert: Tell us what’s happening at work

Published on April 1, 2020 at 6:59 pm

We know how concerned you are about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to you.

We want to collect stories from as many workers as possible so that we can make sure the prime minister and other senior politicians hear what you have to say.

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