BRUM RISE UP!

Activists and unions come together in Birmingham to resist municipal devastation Morning Star editor BEN CHACKO attends a vibrant meeting bringing together anti-cuts campaigns and local unions to co-ordinate a fightback against the biggest cuts faced by any city in the country Birmingham People’s Assembly’s Kate Taylor addresses the room. On the platform from left […]

LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month and the theme for this year is Medicine – #UnderTheScope. The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. Who is LGBT+ History Month for? LGBT+ History Month is for everyone; whether you work in education, a museum, a library or […]

Help Save Birmingham City Council

The government caused this. Help us make them put it right. Birmingham City Council is facing an unprecedented financial crisis which, if it isn’t sorted, will result in major cuts to vital services and thousands of job losses. This isn’t the result of financial mismanagement by the Council. Since 2014/5 government funding has fallen by […]

Unite in Solidarity: Joint Union Rally on September 25th

Dear Birmingham Unison Members, I trust this message finds you well. As you know, Birmingham City Council is facing unprecedented challenges, including Tory government commissioners taking over for up to 5 years. This could result in a fire sale of valuable assets, including iconic institutions like the Library of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art […]

Branch Vacancy – LGBT+ Officer

We currently have a Branch vacancy for the LGBT+ Officer role, this is an important role within our equalities Self Organised Groups.   Equality is at the heart of UNISON. We challenge discrimination and win equality in the workplace and beyond. Everyone shares responsibility for equality in UNISON.   But our equality work includes groups […]

Branch Newsletter August 2023

The Birmingham Branch newsletter for August is out now. The newsletter has information on: UNISON DBS Survey Further cuts to train services – and trying to stop them. The presentation of honorary UNISON membership to Dr Neville Lawrence at National Delegate Conference 2023. High Court finding strike breaking legislation – rules unlawful. Unison is 30! […]

Government must raise ‘out-of-date’ mileage rates for struggling public service staff, says UNISON.

Mileage rates are woefully out of date. Research shows that the ‘mileage gap’ is costing NHS, social care, police and local government employees up to £6,000 a year Out-of-date mileage rates are leaving frontline workers out of pocket, with some of the lowest-paid workers losing up to £6,000 a year, UNISON can reveal. Using UNISON […]

Unison for Disability Equality

Are you a UNISON Disabled Members Branch Officer or Contact, or a disabled member who would like to find out more about getting active in UNISON? Join the next online Disabled Members Branch Officers and Contacts training day, on 26th July 2023. Sign up now!

Retired Members Newsletter – Autumn 2022

The Retired Members Autumn newsletter is out now. Featuring these items: Back on the road again Queen Elizabeth II – ‘a memorable day’ Great fun at the Commonwealth Games Lovely Ludlow… & Martineau magic Birmingham 1000 Elders Pensioner Poverty US Supreme Court Ruling on ‘Roe v. Wade’ – an attack on all women Remembering Roy […]