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Please sign the Pension Justice for 1950s Women petition

We want the Government to admit the failings behind both the 1995, 2011 and 2016 Pensions Acts, and make proper restitution to all the women involved. The decision to let media inform us of the changes in the 1995 Act has had serious consequences for many thousands of women. This was compounded by ignoring the […]

Pay negotiations update

From Pay Up Now Bulletin-8 November 2019 Issue Number 04 Pay Up Now for council and school workers – campaign update The Local Government Association have now finished consulting local authorities on the trade unions’ pay claim, and on 5 November the Employers’ Side had their first formal meeting. Following this meeting, they wrote to […]

Youth Strike 4 Climate

Climate change is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced and the biggest challenge. It is caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels and the destruction of areas that store massive amounts of carbon like the world’s rainforests. On 29th November 2019 Birmingham Youth Strike 4 Climate are out on […]

Black History Month 2019

October is Black History Month in the UK.  During October members of the Black Members Self Organised group went on a trip to London, and had celebrations at the Branch. Birmingham Branch’s Black Members Self Organised Group went to London on 18th October to visit UNISON Centre where Thompsons talked about how they are working […]

Stars in Our Schools

Stars in Our Schools celebration day is on 29th November 2019. This day is dedicated to celebrating school support staff. School support staff are vital to help children learn, keep them safe, healthy and keep the school running smoothly; Yet they don’t get the attention they deserve despite making up half the school workforce. Schools […]

“Unreasonable Adjustments!” production is coming to Brum

“Unreasonable Adjustments!” A UNISON event in collaboration with Hubbub and Face Up Theatre to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday December 2nd 1.00-4.00 At the Studio Theatre in the Library of Birmingham With funding from UNISON’s General Political Fund and in collaboration with Hubbub and Face Up Theatre UNISON Birmingham Branch […]

Calling Notice   Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting   Date: Monday November 11th     Venue:  UNISON Birmingham Branch 19th Floor McLaren Building Priory Queensway   Time: 17.30-19.30   UNISON Disabled Members are welcome to attend the above meeting. If you have any specific access requirements please contact:   Philippa Hands: 464 1048 or 200 […]

Social Work – HCPC Transition Questions Answered

From Social Work England Transition FAQs Your registration Q: Why is regulation being transferred? A: In its January 2016 paper A vision for change, the Department for Education announced it would set up a new regulatory body for social work in England. The new regulatory body would have a ‘wider remit’ to look at post-qualification, […]

Birmingham Council Budget Consultation begins

The Council has just announced its Budget Proposals for the next year or so. You can have your say . Here is the link to the Consultation on the proposed Budget for the next year. The consultation opens on  18 November and run until 31 December 2019. More details about the Budget can be found […]

December Learning Workshops

New learning workshops have been released for December. They will be mostly about current concerns. Monday 2nd December 2019 1.00-4.00pm Free Theatre Group Production for International Day of Persons With a Disability, this is taking place at Studio Theatre Library of Birmingham in conjunction with Hubbub & Faceup Theatre. Tuesday 3rd December 2019 1.30 – […]