HeartUnions Week

TUC Midlands events for HeartUnions Week HeartUnions week will take place from 8th-14th February 2021. The TUC will be running webinars and workshops for activists throughout the week, showcasing the brilliant work of unions in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and looking to equip activists with tools to assist them in campaigning work. To register […]

Black Members SOG AGM

Birmingham Branch Black Members Self-Organized Group Annual General Meeting Friday 12th February 2021 5.30pm Via Zoom The Black Members Self Organised Group AGM will take place this year via Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Agenda   Apologies  Welcome to any new members Minutes of the last Black Members SOG meeting. Important workplace reports. Update from members that can […]

New Lifelong Learning Project

Firstly, Christmas Greetings to people of all faith and no faith. May you and your families stay safe and well. Lifelong Learning may not be the most important item on our/your agenda currently, but we have been trying to offer some of our learning programmes throughout this year, in spite of the obvious difficulties. UNISON […]

Branch Christmas Wishes & Newsletter

We know this year has been a very difficult one for many of us, but the hard work and determination of Public Services and the members of UNISON must be commended. You have all kept going and kept this city running throughout a very tough year and it is endlessly appreciated. As a Union we […]

Branch Elections 2021

Elections are approaching again, where members can stand for positions in the Branch – there are a number of positions which are up for election each year to ensure that the Branch is run democratically. The timetable for this is agreed by the Branch Committee and all nomination forms need to be in by 12 […]

Women’s Group Christmas Meeting

Unison Birmingham Women’s Group are holding a meeting: Thursday 17th December 2020 18:00 till 19:30 pm To celebrate the last meeting of 2020 we are pleased to be holding a Christmas Quiz Event. With fun, laughter and Christmas cheer; dress up, have a drink, mince pie and pass the time. All welcome, just click on […]

UNISON supermarket vouchers – Covid-19 Response

In response to the financial difficulties that many of the West Midlands members are facing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, a Regional programme has been put in place that will assist West Midlands members in these difficult times. This programme will be administered by the West Midlands Regional Welfare Committee. Eligibility To be eligible for […]

Facing Present Day Racism

See below snippet from an article in The Guardian published 11th June 2020. It is an interesting read, and encourages us to face things we would not have necessarily fully thought about before. It discusses toppling the statues of oppressors and slave traders who are long since gone, and have no place to be displayed […]

COVID-19: latest schools advice and guidance

UNISON has consistently opposed the expansion of pupil numbers in primary schools in England on 1 June. Our campaign at branch, region and national level has had successes. The government has delayed pupil expansion in secondary schools until 15 June and many local authorities, academies and local schools have decided that 1 June is too early, this has meant thousands of staff will not be going in on Monday, which will hopefully relieve some of the pressure on branches.

Can you refuse to work because of Coronavirus?

Information from the TUC, published 11th May 2020. What are your rights if you refuse to work because of safety concerns over coronavirus at your workplace? Last night, the prime minister encouraged workers who can’t work from home and who don’t work in industries that are closed down to return to work. This announcement took unions and […]