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.

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 […]

Black Members SOG AGM

Calling Notice Black Members Self Organised Group Annual General Meeting. Tuesday 27th February 2024 18:00 – 20:00 At the Branch Office – 19th Floor, The McLaren Building, 46 The Priory Queensway, B4 7LR Agenda: Welcome & housekeeping Annual financial reports Conference report Constitution Elections AOB The posts up for election at the meeting are: Black […]

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 […]

Year of Black Workers Legacy and Change Memorabilia

2023 was the Year of Black Workers in UNISON, which empowered Black members, their allies and the union. The year focused on ensuring that everyone is committed to challenging racism and discrimination in the workplace. The Legacy and Change Memorabilia booklet has been created to celebrate the work done by members locally, regionally and nationally. […]

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 […]