Mother’s concern over proposed day centre closure

A mother has said she is “heartbroken” over the proposed closure of day centres which provide care for disabled adults.

Branch Newsletter – Here for You Special – February 2024

The Branch newsletter for February 2024 is out now, this is a special issue with lots of tips for help with the cost of living, mental health support etc. In this newsletter you will find: The Branch Annual General Meeting date Stop the cuts – date to lobby the Full Council Thank you to Janet […]

Save Our Services – EIP Libraries & Neighborhood Advice & Information Service

The presentation for the future operating model for the merged Early Intervention Programme Libraries and Neighborhood Advice and Information reads as what is on offer is a new, improved and extended service. What is actually happening is a drastic reduction in staff resources 22%, the closure of up to 25 Community Libraries, and the closure […]

Protect the Right to Strike Rally Branch Photos

The Protect the Right to Strike march and rally took place on Saturday 27th January 2024 in Cheltenham. Members of our Branch attended the rally that was organised by the TUC. See photos below with Mandy Buckley (Women’s Officer) and Caroline Johnson (Joint Branch Secretary). Caroline Johnson and Mandy Buckley, photo taken by an attendee […]

UNISON Migrant Workers

At Regional Council on Thursday 8th February 2024 a presentation for UNISON West Midlands on Migrant Workers. UNISON is organising migrant workers – a project lead by UNISON Centre Strategic Organising Unit, with a Migrant Worker Lead in every region – for the West Midlands it is Laura House – L.House@unison.co.uk  There are two common […]

Photograph of an old library, with an owl statue outside

Petition: Save Birmingham Libraries

Post and petition from Friends of Libraries of Birmingham Birmingham City Council has unveiled plans to close twenty-five neighbourhood libraries and consolidate services into a handful of what they bill as ‘Community Living Rooms’. Closing these essential services will affect the most vulnerable in our communities and is certain to affect the education and life […]

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 […]

The financial crisis in Birmingham

The council forecast an overspend of £87million for this financial year (23/24), and a gap of £164m for 2024/5. Councillors have come up with a savings programme to address this budget gap and need to find over £250m worth of savings over the next 12 months. That means cuts to services. The current situation is […]

Women, Neurodiversity and Reasonable Adjustments

The National Disabled Members Committee are holding a webinar to mark International Women’s Day where you will be able to hear from UNISON women members living with neurodiversity and autism. This is an opportunity to find out first-hand how reasonable adjustments at work can help neurodiverse women to achieve their potential. Tuesday 12th March 2024 […]

Protect the right to strike as the Tories act to axe workers’ rights

Protect the right to strike march and rally. Join the TUC-organised march and rally in Cheltenham on Saturday 27th January 2024. Forty years ago, GCHQ workers were banned from joining a trade union. Twenty-seven years ago they won back that right. Today, the Conservative government is attempting to restrict the right to strike for over […]