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.

UNISON will recommend rejection of employers pay offer

The consultation will be held on the basis of recommending that members vote to reject the offer.

Birmingham Branch AGM

We would like to invite all members of our Branch to attend our  Annual General Meeting that is taking place on: Wednesday 6th March 2024 At 5pm UNISON West Midlands, Livery Street, B3 2PA This is your opportunity as a member of UNISON to see what the branch has achieved over the last 12 months […]

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 […]

Disabled Members AGM – February 2024

Calling Notice Disabled Members Annual General Meeting – at this meeting the election will take place for the Disabled Members Officer, along with other posts within the group.  Monday 12th February 2024 18:00 – 19:30 Zoom Virtual Meeting The following positions will be elected at the meeting: Disabled Members Officer Chair of the group Secretary […]

The Big Birmingham Demo for Palestine

Join Birmingham UNISON Branch on The Big Birmingham Demo for Palestine. Saturday 20th January 2024 Assemble at 12pm Sparkhill Park, Birmingham, B11 4LX Confirmed special guest speakers are Jeremy Corbyn MP and the rapper/activist Lowkey. Birmingham Unison Branch is a proud supporter of the Palestinian people. Please come and join us on the trade union […]

Disabled Members SOG Meeting – January 2024

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members Self Organised Group Meeting. Date: Monday 15th January 2024 Time: 18.00-19.30 Zoom virtual meeting If you would like to attend the meeting, please email: Philippa Hands at Philippa.hands@birminghamunison.co.uk by Friday 12th January 2024 for the Zoom link, ID and password to join the meeting. Download the calling notice below: Disabled Members Calling Notice […]

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!

In the recent report from Mike Davis, NAIS Head of Service to the Cabinet Member – Social Justice, Community Safety & Equalities there is clear evidence that the NAIS service provides excellent support to the citizens of Birmingham. The main performance measure for the NAIS service, that appears in BCC corporate reports, is the amount […]