Disabled Members AGM – February 2022

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members Annual General Meeting Date: Monday February 14th Time: 17.45-19.00 Zoom virtual meeting The following positions will be elected at the meeting: Disabled Members Officer Chair Secretary Local Government Conference rep National Conference rep Please send nominations to Philippa Hands by Friday 11th February at 12pm. If you would like […]

Disabled Members Meeting – January 2022

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members meeting Date: Monday 17th January Time: 17.45-19.00 Zoom virtual meeting If you would like to attend the meeting please email Philippa Hands at Philippa.hands@birminghamunison.co.uk by Friday 14th January for the zoom link, id and password to join the meeting.

Delegate Report From Disabled Members Conference 2021

Disabled Members Conference 2021 took place from Saturday 30th October until Monday 1st November 2021 and was held in Liverpool at the BT Centre in the Docks. Our Branch sent two delegates to the conference and one has written the below report on her experience: Report from a first time Delegate The long-awaited National Disabled […]

Disabled Members Meeting – December 2021

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting Date: Monday 13th December 2021 Time: 17.30-19.00 ZOOM virtual meeting If you would like to attend the meeting, please email Philippa Hands at Philippa.hands@birminghamunison.co.uk by Monday 13th December at 4.00pm for the ZOOM link to join the meeting.#

Disability History Month 2021

Disability History Month in the UK runs from 18th November 2021 – 18th December 2021, with the joint theme for this year: Disability and Hidden Impairment Disability Sex and Relationships Our Disabled Members Officer, Philippa hands has created a display of books in the library she works in showing positive images of people with disabilities […]

Disabled Members Meeting – October 2021

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting Date: Monday 11th October 2021 Time: 17.30-19.00 ZOOM virtual meeting If you would like to attend the meeting, please email Philippa Hands at Philippa.hands@birminghamunison.co.uk by Monday 11th October at 4.00pm for the ZOOM link to join the meeting.  

UNISON COVID-19 Impact Report

Most of us have lived our lives in peace and prosperity. We took for granted that we would have enough food on the table, good health care when we needed it, schools for our children to learn in and parks for them to play in – and freedom from the fear of the deadly diseases […]

Updated Guidance – COVID-19 and disabled, shielding or other vulnerable workers

UNISON has updated the guidance on COVID-19 and disabled, shielding and vulnerable workers. If you are disabled, pregnant, over 70 or have an underlying health condition you should take extra precautions to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic and may previously have been told to ‘shield’. People who are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised may be particularly […]

Reporting of accidents, incidents and near misses

Across Birmingham City Council, especially City Operations and City Housing there have been a number of incidents, accidents and near misses in recent months. If you have experienced these kinds of incidents, it is very important to make sure to fill in accident/incident reports, it’s not acceptable to feel threatened or attacked in work and […]

Ending school bubbles and isolation will be dangerous, says UNISON

Rolling back safety measures risks spread. Responding to education secretary Gavin Williamson’s comments today (Wednesday) that he expects school bubbles to be removed in England if Covid restrictions are lifted on 19 July, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Removing school bubbles and halting self-isolation will lead to more disruption, not less. “Coronavirus cases in schools are at […]