Campaign highlights dangers of not protecting your income

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A leading disability charity has joined forces with the insurance industry for a campaign to highlight the financial impact that long-term illness can have.
The Disability Rights UK initiative features the real life examples of seven British families, including former pharmacy technician Tracey Clarke.

Dig this! Gardening's good for body and mind

Gillian Cooper
13/03/2015
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We always knew gardening was good for us - to an extent. All that fresh air and sunshine is far better than being cooped up indoors all spring.
However, we were genuinely taken aback to discover this week that the physical activity associated with wielding a rake alone has the same toning impact as using a rowing machine at the gym.

CWU Humanitarian Aid

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John Eccles, Union Insurance’s Regional Development Manager, was delighted to present a cheque to CWU’s North-West Regional Secretary, Carl Webb on behalf of Union Insurance.

Rising funeral costs put spotlight on life insurance benefits

Gillian Cooper
10/11/2014
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New research has found that 42% of Brits would struggle to cover the cost of a funeral.
The YouGov survey of 1,988 people who have lost a loved one in the past five years also found a large minority of respondents (22%) had been left with no financial provision for the funeral.

#HeartUnions - Durham Miners' Gala

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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

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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

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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.