Safer Schools Plan – UNISON’s recommendations

UNISON’s recommendations for safer re-opening of schools in England The government announced on 27 January that it hopes to re-open schools in England on 8 March. UNISON believes that school re-opening should only happen when the science says it is safe, when school risk assessments have been updated, and when appropriate safety measures have been […]

A ‘big bang’ reopening of schools is ‘unnecessary and reckless’, says UNISON

UNISON says a phased return in English schools – as in Scotland and Wales – would protect both pupils and staff. UNISON has questioned the Westminster government’s plan for the reopening of all schools in England, announced by the Prime Minister this afternoon (Monday) and has urged a more cautious phased return for pupils and […]

Branch Annual General Meeting

The Birmingham Branch AGM will be taking place virtually this year on Zoom. Tuesday 9th March 2021 5.30-7pm On Zoom The AGM is the meeting where we ratify the Branch Officer elections, agree the annual accounts for the branch, elect the branch delegations to Local Government Conference and National Delegate Conference, Regional Council and Birmingham […]

UN Anti Racism Day

Stand Up To Racism West Midlands online rally against racism. Tuesday 2nd March 7pm  On zoom Join in to hear from people involved in the struggle against all forms of racism and to build support for UN Anti Racism Day. With: Lee Barron, TUC Salma Yaqoob, Political Activist Charlie Willaims, Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice […]

Women’s Group Newsletter

Mandy Buckley, the Women’s Officer has produced the below newsletter for February 2021 for the Women’s Group, with details about the AGM, future events and meetings. Click to open the Women’s SOG Newsletter

UNISON calls for a 10% pay rise for all Local Government workers

UNISON, GMB and Unite on Monday lodged a pay claim for all council and school workers employed on NJC pay in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The claim calls for a substantial increase, with a minimum of 10% on all spinal column points, from 1 April 2021. Context of our claim: Local government workers have […]

Women’s Group Meeting

We are pleased to have an amazing speaker Michele Barzey with an Introduction to Black British History. The evening will focus with the emphasis on female composers, including Shirley J Thompson. The first half of the session will be an overview of history, where the second part will focus on past and present composers. The evening is set […]

Empowering Women In UNISON Live

UNISON usual Women’s Conference for 2021 has had to be rethought due to the ongoing risks of Covid-19. In place of the conference Empowering Women in UNISON Live has been organised by the National Women’s Committee with lots of important and passionate speakers on women’s issues and empowering women. 17th – 20th February 2021 Online […]

A School Stewards Poem

Unison, Zoom, WhatsApp Group and Me In compliance with the country’s health orders, Restricting in-person meetings, restrictions on boarders. We meet via Zoom a collection of characters, Righting the wrongs of the education parameters. Checking our emails for the details of the link, Carol at the helm, making us think. Coffee brewing, pens and notes pads […]

Grief and Bereavement Training

National UNISON have arranged for Grief and Bereavement training for UNISON members. The sessions will be delivered by Cruse, the UK’s largest bereavement charity. The dates of these sessions are: Wednesday 17th February 2021 at 10:15am Monday 1st March 2021 at 14:15 pm Friday 19th March 2021 at 10:15am Thursday 1st April 2021 at 14:15pm […]