LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month and the theme for this year is Medicine – #UnderTheScope. The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. Who is LGBT+ History Month for? LGBT+ History Month is for everyone; whether you work in education, a museum, a library or […]

Year of Black Workers Legacy and Change Memorabilia

2023 was the Year of Black Workers in UNISON, which empowered Black members, their allies and the union. The year focused on ensuring that everyone is committed to challenging racism and discrimination in the workplace. The Legacy and Change Memorabilia booklet has been created to celebrate the work done by members locally, regionally and nationally. […]

Women, Neurodiversity and Reasonable Adjustments

The National Disabled Members Committee are holding a webinar to mark International Women’s Day where you will be able to hear from UNISON women members living with neurodiversity and autism. This is an opportunity to find out first-hand how reasonable adjustments at work can help neurodiverse women to achieve their potential. Tuesday 12th March 2024 […]

Protect the right to strike as the Tories act to axe workers’ rights

Protect the right to strike march and rally. Join the TUC-organised march and rally in Cheltenham on Saturday 27th January 2024. Forty years ago, GCHQ workers were banned from joining a trade union. Twenty-seven years ago they won back that right. Today, the Conservative government is attempting to restrict the right to strike for over […]

Branch Attends the Big Birmingham Demo

On Saturday 20th January 2024 the Branch took part in ‘Birmingham’s biggest protest’ Thousands turned up to March from Sparkhill to the City Centre, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The peace rally gathered near the Bullring at St Martin’s Square, with former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn in attendance to speak and thank everyone for […]

Disabled Members AGM – February 2024

Calling Notice Disabled Members Annual General Meeting – at this meeting the election will take place for the Disabled Members Officer, along with other posts within the group.  Monday 12th February 2024 18:00 – 19:30 Zoom Virtual Meeting The following positions will be elected at the meeting: Disabled Members Officer Chair of the group Secretary […]

The Big Birmingham Demo for Palestine

Join Birmingham UNISON Branch on The Big Birmingham Demo for Palestine. Saturday 20th January 2024 Assemble at 12pm Sparkhill Park, Birmingham, B11 4LX Confirmed special guest speakers are Jeremy Corbyn MP and the rapper/activist Lowkey. Birmingham Unison Branch is a proud supporter of the Palestinian people. Please come and join us on the trade union […]

Disabled Members SOG Meeting – January 2024

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members Self Organised Group Meeting. Date: Monday 15th January 2024 Time: 18.00-19.30 Zoom virtual meeting If you would like to attend the meeting, please email: Philippa Hands at Philippa.hands@birminghamunison.co.uk by Friday 12th January 2024 for the Zoom link, ID and password to join the meeting. Download the calling notice below: Disabled Members Calling Notice […]

Black Members SOG Meeting – January 2024

Birmingham Branch meeting of the Black Members Self Organised Group. Date: Tuesday 9th January 2024 Time: 6pm Venue: Microsoft Teams Agenda: Welcome & Introductions Apologies Conference Motions Upcoming Events Workplace Issues Membership Drive Any Other Busines Please contact the Branch Black Members Officer Jennifer via email: Jennifer.mackintosh@birminghamunison.co.uk for any additional information or if you have […]

Retired Members Conference 2023 Reports

Below you will find reports from Retired Members Conference 2023, from our Branch’s delegation. UNISON Retired Members National Conference took place in Edinburgh this year, on 3 – 4 October. Around 500 delegates attended, with 30 branch delegates from the West Midlands branches, and five other West Midlands members there in different capacity. So our […]