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 […]

UNISON in Schools Newsletter – Autumn 2021

The UNISON in Schools Autumn newsletter has now been released. With articles on: Voting yes in the pay ballot Stars in our schools An article on carbon dioxide monitors – have you got yours? The positive impact of teaching assistants on pupil progress Campaign for free school meals in Northern Ireland Click here to download […]

Help improve COVID-19 safety in schools

UNISON is asking members to email their MP to put pressure on the government to reintroduce COVID-19 safety measures in schools UNISON, along with GMB, NEU and Unite, is urging school staff and parents to email their MP to raise concerns about the surge in COVID-19 cases and related absences in schools since the start of the […]

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.  

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 […]

Schools Press Release: response to Gavin Williamson statement

Dated: Tuesday 6 July 2021 Government’s “alarming” approach abandons children to the risks of Covid, says UNISON Responding to the announcement from the education secretary today (Tuesday) that school bubbles and self-isolation are to be scrapped from 19 July, UNISON assistant general secretary Jon Richards said: “The government’s alarming approach abandons children to a highly transmissible virus spreading […]

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 […]

Disabled Members Conference 2021

A message from the Branch Disabled Members Officer, Philippa Hands regarding Disabled Members Conference 2021: “I’ve been notified by the Branch Secretary that there is a proposal to hold a physical Disabled Members’ Conference from: Saturday 30th October until Monday 1st November 2021. The Conference will be held in Liverpool at the BT Centre at […]