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How to become active in UNISON

There are lots of ways you can develop in your job – and gain lots of life skills – by becoming active in UNISON.

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Young members in UNISON

UNISON has around 63,000 young members. If you are a UNISON member and under 27 years of age you are automatically entitled to participate as a young member. Why not get involved and help us campaign for the issues affecting young workers.

Members invited to the A.G.M.

Dear Member We are inviting you to attend the UNISON Birmingham Branch’s Annual General Meeting.  The meeting is to take place on Tuesday 5th March at 5.30pm at the UNISON branch office, 19th Floor, McLaren Building, 46 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LR.  The agenda will be as follows: Branch Officer Reports Directorate Officer Reports Branch […]

Normal remuneration

Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 588 19 September 2018 It is well established in law that workers are entitled to be paid “normal remuneration” when their holiday pay is being calculated. In Flowers and ors v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that holiday pay should also include […]

Receipt of Notice

Although an employment contract has to state the length of notice of termination, it does not have to state how notice should be given. In Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, the Supreme Court held that, as employers and employees need to know whether and when employment had come to an end, receipt […]

Pay Progression – Deemed Acceptance

Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 578 11 July 2018 Although it is not always easy for courts to know when to infer acceptance by an employee of a change to their terms and conditions, the Court of Appeal held in Abrahall and ors v Nottingham City Council and anor that if there is […]

Blog

We publish regular blogs covering a wide range of issues of interest to our membership. You can find them here.

New home care strike and protest

Once again there will be a march and strike rally to defend the Homecare service.  It’s this Saturday 15th September 12 noon in Victoria Square, Birmingham. The Council want to make cuts to the service and change working conditions for Home carers, which may see workers losing £11,000 a year,  all this whilst they pay external […]

Watch our film about our glorious members

It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born. The merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE created the UK’s public service union. The UK’s biggest and most accomplished union.