Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!

In the recent report from Mike Davis, NAIS Head of Service to the Cabinet Member – Social Justice, Community Safety & Equalities there is clear evidence that the NAIS service provides excellent support to the citizens of Birmingham. The main performance measure for the NAIS service, that appears in BCC corporate reports, is the amount […]

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 […]

Solidarity With Members in Ash Field Academy, Leicester

UNISON Members in Ash Field Academy school within Leicester City Branch remain in a pay dispute with their employer and are striking again over the coming weeks. Some progress has been made to date and members are showing great resolve during the action, but the employer at this stage continues to refuse to offer a […]

NJC Pay Update

Explaining the delay with your pay Since the start of this year, UNISON has been working on securing a fair pay increase for council and school workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We appreciate that the wait to receive that increase has been challenging, and we want to thank you for your patience as […]

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 […]

Pensions Roadshow

The pension roadshow bus is back on tour across the West Midlands, why not come along and bring your pension queries? They will be at Woodcock street on: Wednesday 20th September 10am – 3pm Opposite the Sack of Potatoes Pub Fund officers will be available to offer general scheme information. They will assist you with: […]

UNISON urges government to make schools safe now

Scores of schools that could be at risk of collapse have been warned to be ready for the possibility that they could have to close part or all of their buildings within days, according to reports in the Mirror. The affected schools were built with “crumbly” reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) from the 1960s to […]

Able Futures Mental Health Support Service

“If you live with mental health difficulties, you know there are good days and bad days. You also know the bad days can affect you at work. You probably find it hard to focus or perform at your best. The aim of Able Futures is to help you enjoy more good days. Access to Work […]

UNISON Comment on S114

Commenting on the issuing of the section 114 notice at Birmingham City Council, Ravi Subramanian, UNISON West Midlands Regional Secretary said: “Since the new political leadership team of John Cotton and Sharon Thompson have been in place UNISON have seen first-hand how they have worked hard to get a firm grip on improving industrial relations, […]

Letter to Members on MARS (Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme)

Dear UNISON member, On Monday 21st August the Council launched its Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) for staff.  To see the Councils MARS information about the scheme please follow this link from your BCC log on . Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) (sharepoint.com) For months we have been requesting a copy of the legal settlement […]