Home working and mental health

With many people now working from home to prevent the spread of Covid-19, here is some advice from My Whole Self on how to support your mental health when working from home. Some key tips for working from home include (but are not limited to): Get up at the same time each morning, this keeps […]

Coronavirus advice for Schools (FAQ’s)

From Monday, schools became only open for vulnerable children, and those whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that in England the aim is to provide support in school for an estimated 10% of pupils. The government is clear that any children […]

Retired Members Spring Newsletter

The Spring Retired Members newsletter is here! With all meetings suspended for the foreseeable future there’s some great updates from the Retired Members group. The newsletter talks about the Christmas party, an update on concessionary bus passes, updates from members of the group – such as the chair and treasurer, and some other really interesting […]

World Against Racism Online Rally

Join the #WorldAgainstRacism Online Rally for UN Anti Racism Day this Sat, 21st March, tune in 12 to 2pm, which will hear from key international speakers, alongside prominent anti racists from Britain, involved in tackling racism and the far-right. Speakers include: Gary Younge, Journalist & Campaigner Mike Rosen, Author Claudia Webbe, MP Wilf Sullivan, TUC […]

Covid-19 education closures – from UNISON National

Following government decisions to close schools, colleges and early years settings from the end of Friday 20 March, UNISON continues to have discussions with government departments and employers across the UK about the implications for staff. The government is asking schools, and all childcare providers, to provide care for children who are vulnerable, and children […]

Schools and the virus -update

Teacher Unions called on Ofsted to cancel school inspections as the Coronavirus spreads. Amanda Spelman, the leaders of the National Education Union said they were “very concerned” the watchdog still plans to carry out school inspections. As a result of talks today, Ofsted has been given permission by the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, to temporarily […]

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting Date: Monday April 6th    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 7107        

International Women’s Day 2020

On Saturday 7th March, the Branch Women’s Self Organised Group held our International Women’s Day event. It was a wonderful celebration of Women, sisterhood and what we can achieve as women; With great speakers and questions from the attendees the feeling in the room was positively unexplainable. It was incredibly empowering and a very friendly, […]

Black Members SOG Meeting

Black Members Self Organised Group Meeting: Tuesday 10th March 2020 – 5.30-7pm at Birmingham Branch.

World Book Day at Birmingham Branch

For World Book Day some of Birmingham Branch’s Officers and Senior Stewards dressed up to raise money for Cancer Research, so the fun costumes were all for a good cause. We had a Cat in the Hat, Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Little Red Riding Hood and Pocahontas as well as a visit from Dr […]