Stars in our Schools is a celebration of school support staff. UNISON organises the day to celebrate the wonderful work they do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to children’s education.
“We are supportive of the bid. Blackburn has a rich cultural history and has had an integral role in working people’s history. It has a unique identity to become a city. We believe a successful bid would be good for Blackburn and the surrounding areas including Darwen, which also has its own distinct identity and strong cultural history.
As you will be aware, UNISON will soon ballet for industrial action among the 400,000 council and school staff it represents in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over what the union says is an “inadequate” pay offer from employers.
An overwhelming majority (79%) of UNISON members who took part in a month-long consultation exercise voted to reject the 1.75% offer.