Webinar: Women behind the chains

To mark International Women’s Day, the National Women’s Committee has organised a webinar on ‘Women Behind the Chains’. Around 200 million hidden women workers worldwide are behind the global supply chains that produce the solar energy panels, electronic devices, and rubber gloves we rely on to do our jobs. As the world face multiple crisis of worsening […]

Women’s SOG – A Magical Gong Bath Experience

Birmingham Branch Women’s Self Organised Group presents a magical gong bath experience with Manjit Sohal. Thursday 14th March 2024 17:00 – 18:00 Birmingham Branch Office, 19th Floor, McLaren Building, B4 7LR Dale End Entrance Come and join our magical Gong Bath experience where you will bathe in the healing sounds. Sound healing uses the power […]

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 […]

Women’s SOG AGM – February 2024

Calling Notice UNISON Birmingham Branch Women’s Self Organised Group Annual General Meeting Wednesday 21st February 2024 17:00 – 19:00 Unison Birmingham Branch – 19th Floor, McLaren Building, 46 Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LR The Women’s Group will be holding elections for the Women’s Officer post, Chair and Secretary. Only the women’s officer post comes with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Branch Attends the Big Birmingham Demo

On Saturday 20th January 2024 the Branch took part in ‘Birmingham’s biggest protest’ Thousands turned up to March from Sparkhill to the City Centre, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The peace rally gathered near the Bullring at St Martin’s Square, with former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn in attendance to speak and thank everyone for […]