Stand Up To Racism Protest

This Thursday, Nigel Farage is set to appear with Charlie Kirk, founder of alt-right Turning Point USA, (TPUSA) at a lavish fundraising dinner to raise money for their British offshoot, Turning Point UK. We can’t let this happen without raising alarm bells – join Stand Up to Racism outside the event to protest the rise […]

Recent useful Employment Tribunal cases

Here are some recent useful Employment Tribunal cases (June 2019) Analyst with autism wins discrimination claim after being ‘overwhelmed’ by office environment A senior analyst on the autism spectrum has won a claim for indirect disability discrimination after his employer failed to make reasonable adjustments for his condition. Tom Sherbourne worked at energy supplier npower […]

We are at Conference

Birmingham Branch delegates have been speaking at the recent Local Government Conference in Liverpool. Mandy Buckley (Women’s Officer – photo above) speaking on Public Service Champions. Mandy has been involved with the long running Home Carers dispute which has recently been won. She told the hall: “we had our victory … but if the carers […]

Branch Reps Law Update 25th June

Branch Reps Law Update Open to Branch officers and Workplace Reps Date: 25th June       Time: 10.00am-2.00pm     Code: WM/19/141 Venue: UNISON Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham Please see the attached Branch Reps Law Updates 25th June 2019

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Workplace Stewards Needed!

Workplace stewards are an important part of the union and of our Branch, they are the first contact for members when there are problems in the workplace and for representation. Stewards are also vital workplace contacts for the Branch. To become a Steward there are regular training sessions provided by UNISON. At the end of […]

UNISON’s Proposal for the 2020 NJC Pay Claim Agreed

The UNISON NJC Committee met on June 11th to consider feedback on its recommendation for the 2020/21 NJC pay claim.  The Committee had consulted members via branches on the following proposal: 10% or £10 per hour minimum hourly rate on all pay points, whichever is greater There was 94% support for the Committee’s recommendation and […]

WASPI event success!

The recent meeting WASPI (Women Against State Pension Injustice) information session for West Midlands members held at the Regional Centre in Birmingham was a success. Indeed comments about the issue , has been inundating our Facebook page, with hundreds of engagements and many comments.. The event was well attended and Carol Garfield (Assistant Branch Secretary – […]

WASPI Bus pass news

We’ve been supporting the WASPI campaign at Birmingham Branch. There is now an announcement about Bus Passes being available. Are you a West Midlands woman born between 6/03/1954 and 05/11/1954? if so you are eligible for a Women’s Bus and Metro Pass valid from 02/07/2019. apply Now online at Network West Midlands or call 0345 […]

Branch officers win NEC seats!

Birmingham Branch has officers that have been elected to serve on Unison’s National Executive Council. The recent election results have been published and  Branch Secretary Caroline Johnson has been elected to the female West Midlands seat. Our Young Members Officer (and joint Communications Officer) Nicola Moran is elected for the female Young Members seat. Candidates will […]

NEW August Courses!

August 2019 UNISON Birmingham Branch will be offering the following training workshops , which are open to all:- Monday 5st August 2019 1.30 – 4.00 Creative Meetings Workshop Tuesday 6th August 2019 1.30-4.00 Stress Management & Meditation  Tuesday 20th August  2019  1.30 – 4.00 Stress Management  Wednrsday 21st  August  2019  1.30 – 4.00 Dementia Awareness […]