We are supporting World Cancer Day 2016

Sabrina Jillah
29/01/2016
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Thursday 4th February is World Cancer Day. What is it? Well it’s a global event, uniting the world’s population in the fight against cancer.
The aim is to raise awareness and education about the disease, pressing the government and individuals across the world to take action, and hopefully saving millions of preventable deaths each year.

10 Easy Ways to get Fit and Healthy in the New Year

Sabrina Jillah
14/01/2016
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With it recently being in the news that obesity could be linked to over half a million more people getting cancer in the next 20 years*, now is the time to make sure you are being healthy. Being overweight is also linked to diabetes and coronary heart disease.
You can protect yourself financially with products such as Female Cancer Cover, but you would be wise to protect your body by having a healthier lifestyle too. The New Year is often a great time to start a fitness routine, but it is easy to give up towards to end of the month. Make sure you start with easy targets that so that you can keep going. Here are some simple ways to start:

Happy Holidays from us!

Sabrina Jillah
17/12/2015
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Christmas is nearly here, and from all of us at Union Insurance we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Enjoy the holidays, and we’ll be back in the New Year with more new blog posts.

Staying Safe at Home over Winter

Sabrina Jillah
03/12/2015
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According to RoSPA statistics, every year there are approximately 6000 deaths as a result of a home accident*. Quite a scary stat, as you would assume you’re safe at home.
To help prevent any accidents happening at home, we’ve come up with a few tips to keep safe this winter:

#HeartUnions - Durham Miners' Gala

Gillian Cooper
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We’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Durham Miners Gala.
Famed for its rousing colliery bands, bright banners and for being one of the biggest trade union gatherings in the whole of Europe, Durham Miners' Gala occupies a special - and prominent - place in the trade union calendar.

#HeartUnions Week - Burston School Strike

Gillian Cooper
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To commemorate Heart Unions Week, we’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Burston School Strike.
What's your most enduring memory from schooldays? Coming second in the 200m sprint on sports day? Taking the lead in the annual drama production? Or how about kicking off the longest strike in history?

#HeartUnions Week - Chainmakers' Festival

Gillian Cooper
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To commemorate Heart Unions Week, we’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Chainmakers’ Strike in 1910 and the Chainmakers Festival.
1910: the year Old Trafford was opened, George V succeeded to the British throne, and the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the Black Country won minimum wage following a ten-week strike, effectively doubling their pay.

'Women underestimating their financial importance'

Gillian Cooper
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21/08/2014
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Failure to take out income protection or life insurance cover means many UK women are inadvertently putting their families' financial futures at risk.
According to a report by insurance group Aegon, working women are not considering the implications of long-term illness or premature death on their nearest and dearest.