UNISON wins Access to Work victory

Union pressure sees government make changes to scheme to help disabled people working from home in the pandemic. UNISON has won a major victory for disabled workers, after the Department for Work and Pensions announced that new help will be available to disabled people who are working at home, with Access to Work extended to […]

Give disabled people the right to work from home after Covid-19

Survey shows majority are more productive home working but employers not allowing them. Disabled employees work​ing from home during lockdown say they​ have been more productive and took fewer days off sick than when ​they were doing their job​s in the office, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The union is now calling on the government to give disabled people a new right to work from home […]

Unison National Guidance for Disabled Members – Covid-19

COVID 19 – know your rights Guidance for disabled members and those with underlying health conditions. We know that disabled people are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than non-disabled people. The government has acknowledged this and has produced guidance for two groups of workers with underlying health conditions that it calls “clinically vulnerable” and “extremely clinically […]

Disability Rights UK Shielding Survey

Disability Rights UK completed a shielding survey,  which revealed a huge sense of lack of safety and neglect for disabled people during this pandemic. “Eighty-five per cent of people shielding feel unsafe going outside since the relaxing of lockdown rules on 1 June, according to a new survey by DR UK. Only two-fifths of people […]

BCC Vulnerable Residents Support Helpline

Birmingham City Council has launched an emergency response hub to ensure access to support is available. This is for the most vulnerable citizens in the city who have no assistance from family or friends and need help from voluntary organisations and community groups for support, which may be provided by the council or the voluntary […]

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members AGM meeting

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members AGM meeting Date: Monday February 10th     Venue:  UNISON Birmingham Branch 19th Floor McLaren Building Priory Queensway   Time: 17.30-19.30 The following positions will be elected at the meeting: Disabled Members Officer Chair Secretary Regional Council reps Local Government Conference rep National Conference rep Please send nominations to […]

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting

Calling Notice     Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting   Date: Monday January 13th   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 […]

Disability focus in theatre production

At the beginning of the month the Disabled Members engaged a theatre group to put on a play at the studio theatre at the Birmingham Rep/Library of Birmingham. The production, titled “Reasonable Adjustments”, involved a series of scenarios that were dramatized.  These were then discussed by the audience as to what they thought the individuals […]

New Disabled Members’ meeting

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting Date: Monday December 9th     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  

“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 […]