Monthly Archives: May 2020

Blackburn College Redundancies and closure of Trade Union Education

Published on May 28, 2020 at 8:30 am

Please see new article on our Trades Council website:

You may possibly have already heard that Blackburn College has decided to close the Trade Union/ Health and Safety Education Centre, which has provided Shop Stewards, Health and Safety Representatives and Trade Union members with TUC and other courses over many years.

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Latest Schools Update

Published on May 28, 2020 at 7:55 am


We know this is a really anxious time for school staff in England and many of you will be unsure of where you stand with regards to returning to work on 1 June. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to continue to produce robust advice for members.

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Message to our Members

Published on May 19, 2020 at 8:55 am

Firstly we would like to thank you for your support during this difficult and challenging time. We are working in completely different ways which is having a huge impact on our daily lives and the need to return to some type of normality is very worrying.

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Unions set out five tests government and colleges must meet before staff and students can return

Published on May 15, 2020 at 9:23 am

Staff and student safety must be guaranteed before colleges can reopen, said trade unionsĀ  (Wednesday) as they set out five tests* that must be met by government and colleges.

Unions representing staff working in further education colleges^ called for stringent hygiene measures, protection for vulnerable people and isolation for all suspected cases to avoid colleges becoming Covid-19 hotspots.

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Save our Trade Union Education Centre

Published on May 15, 2020 at 8:51 am

We have heard that Blackburn College may yet again be plotting to close the TUC Education Centre.

Let’s get behind the centre and support them, they’ve got a brilliant set up, excellent tutors and cover all the East Lancs area in providing training for our representatives.

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