Help Save Birmingham City Council

The government caused this. Help us make them put it right. Birmingham City Council is facing an unprecedented financial crisis which, if it isn’t sorted, will result in major cuts to vital services and thousands of job losses. This isn’t the result of financial mismanagement by the Council. Since 2014/5 government funding has fallen by […]

The financial crisis in Birmingham

The council forecast an overspend of £87million for this financial year (23/24), and a gap of £164m for 2024/5. Councillors have come up with a savings programme to address this budget gap and need to find over £250m worth of savings over the next 12 months. That means cuts to services. The current situation is […]

Birmingham UNISON stand in solidarity with our sister trade unions in Palestine.

Birmingham UNISON is shocked at the death and injury of many thousands of civilians in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel.   Birmingham UNISON have a long history of support for the Palestinian people and are affiliated to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.   The Palestinian Trade Unions have made an urgent call for solidarity. They […]

Unite in Solidarity: Joint Union Rally on September 25th

Dear Birmingham Unison Members, I trust this message finds you well. As you know, Birmingham City Council is facing unprecedented challenges, including Tory government commissioners taking over for up to 5 years. This could result in a fire sale of valuable assets, including iconic institutions like the Library of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art […]

Government must raise ‘out-of-date’ mileage rates for struggling public service staff, says UNISON.

Mileage rates are woefully out of date. Research shows that the ‘mileage gap’ is costing NHS, social care, police and local government employees up to £6,000 a year Out-of-date mileage rates are leaving frontline workers out of pocket, with some of the lowest-paid workers losing up to £6,000 a year, UNISON can reveal. Using UNISON […]

The Pay Ballot Has Opened!

Dear Members, The pay ballot has opened! Birmingham City Council employees, schools staff, Birmingham Children’s Trust and Acivico are being balloted over strike action to end a decade of pay cuts. This is a UNISON national ballot, GMB and UNITE are also balloting. Ballot papers will be posted to you in a red envelope like […]

Mistaken Idenity – Statement from Women’s Officer

My name is Mandy Buckley and I am the Women’s Officer for Birmingham UNISON. On Sunday 14 May 22023 there was a rally held in central Birmingham organised by the anti trans activist Posie Parker misleadingly called Let Women Speak. The are some social media claims that I attended that demonstration and supported their demands. […]

Unison for Disability Equality

Are you a UNISON Disabled Members Branch Officer or Contact, or a disabled member who would like to find out more about getting active in UNISON? Join the next online Disabled Members Branch Officers and Contacts training day, on 26th July 2023. Sign up now!

Black Members SOG Meeting -16th May 2023

Black Members SOG Meeting Tuesday 16th May 2023 18.00 – 19.30 UNISON Office, 19th Floor, McLaren Building, 46 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LR. Further info and agenda below: AGENDA • Welcoming & Housekeeping • Previous Minutes and Matters Arising • Conference / Motions • Events • Membership • AOB Next Meeting Date: Tuesday 13th […]

UNISON National Election 2023

The election for UNISON’s National Executive gets underway week commencing 17 April 2023.   The below-attached leaflet lists all the candidates NOMINATED by your Birmingham UNISON Branch and the reason why.   Ballot Helpline  If individual members have not received a paper by 25 April 2023, then they should contact the ballot helpline operated by […]