In the Press: Union Insurance calls up job creation in Wakefield

Gillian Cooper
A business that offers insurance protection to trade union members is set to create more than 100 jobs after investing £1.4m to launch its first operation outside London.
With support from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s Business Growth Programme, which is supported by the government’s Regional Growth Fund, Union Insurance has created a new call centre at Wakefield 41 Business Park. Union Insurance has acquired the 14,000 sq ft building and refurbished the building to suit its requirements.

High incomes no guarantee of healthy savings, report finds

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Over a third of Brits are putting their lifestyles in jeopardy by having insufficient savings.
That's the conclusion drawn by Aviva, who published their latest Family Finances Report this month.

10% of over 65s still working

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A fast-growing minority of Brits are working past the age of 65, new figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
A total of 1.1 million people are putting retirement on hold - and that figure is set almost to double in the next six years.

Businesses extol virtues of flexible working hours

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A law helping workers better balance their jobs with other commitments has been praised by business leaders.
It comes just days after flexible working rights were extended by law to all UK employees.

#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'

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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.