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International Workers’ Memorial Day 28th April 2021

Published on April 28, 2021 at 8:02 am

BLACKBURN INTERNATIONAL WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY 2021

 You are invited to commemorate this year’s Blackburn Workers Memorial Day with us at 7pm on Wednesday 28th April.

 

Over the last year we have seen thousands of people and workers worldwide become victim to the deadly Corona virus. 

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Covid Response Grant

Published on April 16, 2021 at 11:29 am

We’re pleased to announce that members can once again apply online to the CoVid Response Fund.  By way of reminder, members who are in financial difficulties as a result of CoVid could be eligible for a grant of up to £500.

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Chair’s Blog – Day of Reflection

Published on March 23, 2021 at 12:12 pm

Today marks the anniversary of the first lockdown coming into force.

At 12pm, we held a minute’s silence and there will be a doorstep vigil at 8pm. Members across the country have been lighting candles.

It is a day we can remember all our colleagues and fellow Unison members across the country who have lost their lives to COVID.

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Shrewsbury 24 Campaign – we have won pickets’ case

Published on March 23, 2021 at 12:11 pm

R v Dennis Michael Warren & others

I am delighted to inform you that, today, the Court of Appeal has quashed the convictions of the Shrewsbury pickets. This is a tremendous victory for the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign, which represents 12 of the pickets.

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Supreme Court sleep-in appeal decision is blow for ​everyone in social care, says UNISON

Published on March 19, 2021 at 12:59 pm

The judgment today (Friday) by the Supreme Court that social care staff are not entitled to the national minimum wage for every hour they work​, including sleep-in shifts​, is a huge blow for thousands across the country, says UNISON.

The union says the ruling is a major disappointment​, but that it increases pressure on the government to bring forward ​much needed reform of the crisis-ridden sector.

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Chair’s Blog March 2021

Published on March 15, 2021 at 9:17 am

On Thursday 11th March, we finished our last aggregated AGM. I am delighted that dozens of members joined us for what is an extremely important event in our branch’s calendar.

I want to thank all branch officers for their work in putting on these successful meetings especially our branch organiser Louise and our branch secretary Denise.

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Don’t Lose your Vote – Sign Up For A Postal Vote

Published on March 3, 2021 at 11:05 am

DON’T LOSE YOUR VOTE

VOTE SAFELY

SIGN UP FOR A POSTAL VOTE

 UNISON members have been key workers during the Covid crisis. We have worked hard to keep this country going. We have every right to be proud of what we have accomplished, but we need politicians that listen to build on our efforts.

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