Monthly Archives: February 2021

National Schools Meeting – 24th Feb at 5pm

Published on February 24, 2021 at 12:11 pm

National Schools Meeting at 5pm on Wed 24 Feb

With all schools in England reportedly set to open from 8 March, UNISON is holding a members’ meeting to talk through the government’s announcement on schools and what this means for members.

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AGM reminder – £10 voucher for all members attending and free prize draw

Published on February 18, 2021 at 10:39 am

Due to the coronvirus pandemic we are unable to hold our usual AGM with food and entertainment. Instead, we will be holding a number of meetings virtually.

Each member of Blackburn with Darwen Local Government Branch who attends will receive a £10 voucher and will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £150, £75, £50 high st vouchers.

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UNISON calls for a 10% pay rise for all local government workers

Published on February 18, 2021 at 10:36 am

To all local government branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
(Scotland for information)
UNISON, GMB and Unite on Monday lodged a pay claim for all council and school workers employed on NJC pay in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The claim calls for a substantial increase, with a minimum of 10% on all spinal column points, from 1 April 2021.

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UNISON delivers stunning blow on exit payments

Published on February 16, 2021 at 11:48 am

Head of local government Jon Richards looks back at the latest Westminster U-turn – this time, after a legal challenge to its unfair plans

In a stunning setback for the Westminster government, it has had to abandon the law commonly known as the Exit Cap Regulations, which it only introduced on 4 November last year.

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Chair’s Blog – 15th February 2021

Published on February 15, 2021 at 12:02 pm

Let’s Vaccinate the Borough

It is pleasing to see locally that the vaccination programme is in full swing and lots of credit has to go to our NHS colleagues for delivering such a complex programme.

The NHS is one of this country’s greatest and cherished institutions and they are once again dong us proud.

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Restore Sleep rate for outsourced Lancashire care workers

Published on February 15, 2021 at 11:59 am

The Lancashire UNISON Branch have arranged a petition on restoring sleep-in rates for Social Care Staff across Lancashire.  They are the only Council in the North West to reduce sleep-in pay for Social Care staff and now staff across Lancashire are paid a significantly lower rate than their colleagues elsewhere in the North West.

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Heart Unions Week – 8 – 14th Feb 2021

Published on February 8, 2021 at 9:46 am

Heart UNISON is part of Heart Unions Week, the TUC’s annual event to celebrate unions, to make sure everyone knows why we’re vital at work, and to encourage everyone to join one.

Louder, better, safer, stronger

The more of us in UNISON there are…

the louder our collective voice will be with employers and the government..

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