Women’s SOG Meeting

The next meeting of our Branch Women’s Self Organised Group is due to take place: Thursday 15th April 18:00 – 20:00 We have arranged a chair yoga session which will last for 1hr 30mins and then there will be time for us to discuss other issues. The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and […]

Branch Equality Survey Results

Recently the Branch completed an equality survey, where members were asked a series of questions themed around disabilities, health conditions, home working, flexible working and a return to work. We now have the results of this. We had a total of 369 responses from members, some partially filled in and some completed the whole survey. […]

Government policies failing women on flexible working, says UNISON

Pandemic has highlighted need for new arrangements. Women on the frontline need increased support from government to make their working lives more manageable including control over when, where and how long they work, says UNISON (Monday 8th March). On International Women’s Day today, the union – which represents more than a million female employees including in the NHS, […]

Women’s Group Newsletter

Mandy Buckley, the Women’s Officer has produced the below newsletter for February 2021 for the Women’s Group, with details about the AGM, future events and meetings. Click to open the Women’s SOG Newsletter

Women’s Group Meeting

We are pleased to have an amazing speaker Michele Barzey with an Introduction to Black British History. The evening will focus with the emphasis on female composers, including Shirley J Thompson. The first half of the session will be an overview of history, where the second part will focus on past and present composers. The evening is set […]

Empowering Women In UNISON Live

UNISON usual Women’s Conference for 2021 has had to be rethought due to the ongoing risks of Covid-19. In place of the conference Empowering Women in UNISON Live has been organised by the National Women’s Committee with lots of important and passionate speakers on women’s issues and empowering women. 17th – 20th February 2021 Online […]

Women’s SOG AGM

Birmingham Branch Women’s Self Organised Group  Annual General Meeting Thursday 11th March 2021 18:00 – 19:00 pm The Annual General Meeting is where the Women’s Group hold elections for the Women’s Officer, Chair and Secretary. The Women’s Officer post comes with one facility day each week, the secretary and chair do not have facility time. […]

Womens Group Meeting

Happy New year to all our Women members. Please join us for our first Women’s Group meeting of 2021. Thursday 21st January 2021 18:00pm-19:30pm To start the year we have a wonderful and inspiring speaker: Sonia Cooper speaking on Lockdown Burnout Survival. She will cover the symptoms of burn out and how Lockdown maybe affecting you more than you know. This […]

Pregnant Workers and Covid-19/Coronavirus

If you are pregnant the government has issued “strong advice” that you should work from home, if possible and to be particularly stringent about ‘social distancing’ during the coronavirus pandemic. Your employer should therefore consider allowing you to work from home. If your job isn’t suitable for home working then your employer should consider whether […]

Women’s Self Organised Group AGM 2020

We are pleased to be restarting the Women’s Self Organised Group monthly meetings and welcoming all our Women members to come and join us. 19th November 2020 18:00 till 19:30  Agenda: Discussion around Women’s Conference due to take place  February 18th & 19th 2021. Members can put themselves forward to attend the conference and voting […]