The Women Chainmakers Festival

Taking place annually on the first Saturday in July, it’s a family friendly event bringing alive memories of the past whilst inspiring visions for the future through street theatre, re-enactments, live metalworking, political stalls and speeches, music, children’s activities and entertainment. Saturday 2nd July 2022 11am – 5.30pm Mary Macarthur Gardens Cradley Heath, B64 5BA […]

Members and Activist Training Courses

West Midlands UNISON offer a range of courses for members and activists, from courses on Excel and spreadsheets to Dementia Awareness, all free for members to access. Upcoming for members there are the below courses: Online Excel and Spreadsheets (intermediate) – Morning – 7th June – 21st June 2022 3 Tuesday mornings – 9:15am – […]

Education catch-up plans won’t work if teaching assistants and other support staff are ignored

Pivotal roles should be recognised and rewarded Commenting on the education white paper published today (Monday), UNISON head of education Mike Short said: “School catch-up plans will fail if the concerns of teaching assistants and other support staff aren’t urgently addressed. “They’re a key element in tackling the education backlog for every school. But without a clear plan […]

2022 Year of Disabled Workers graphic in purple and green

Blog: UK government should take notice of the new disability charter

The ground-breaking Disability Employment Charter, which UNISON co-founded, calls for a legal two-week limit in responding to reasonable adjustments In January, just as UNISON’s Year of the Disabled Workers began, the Westminster government’s National Disability Strategy was ruled illegal by the High Court. With over 4 million disabled people in work across the UK, only […]

Unions urge education secretary to extend free COVID testing

No 10’s Living with COVID plan ‘is likely to result in further illness and disruption to face-to-face education’ Education unions, including UNISON, have urged education secretary Nadhim Zahawi to extend the availability of free COVID-19 tests in England, beyond the end of March. In a letter to Mr Zahawi this week, the unions insist that […]

Women’s Group Workshop – February 2022

Women Members are invited to attend our next Women’s Group Meeting. Come revitalise and refresh yourself.  Revitalise and refresh workshop Thursday 3rd February 2022 18:00-19:30 Via zoom As women we know that self-care is important.  We also know how difficult it can be to prioritise our health at times. If we practice self-care this =Life […]

Women’s Group AGM – February 2022

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Women’s Group Annual General Meeting (AGM) Date: Thursday 17th February 2022 Time: 18.00-19:30 Zoom virtual meeting This meeting is where the Women’s Group hold elections and vote for the Women’s Officer, Chair and Secretary posts. The Women’s Officer post comes with one day’s facility time each week, which is dedicated time to organise […]

Enough is enough – Tracey Perry is Voting Yes

Tracey Perry is a Business Support Officer in Birmingham City Council, along with a Senior Steward for our Branch. The below video talks about why she is voting yes to strike action. Enough is enough.

Women’s Group Cinema Trip

The Birmingham Branch Women’s Self Organised Group are hosting a morning at the cinema. Calling all Women Members to come and join us to watch a showing of West Side Story at Cineworld Birmingham, Broad Street. Sunday 12th December 2021 11.10am Cineworld, Birmingham Broad Street There are only 20 tickets available, and will be allocated […]

Calling Notice – Women Members

UNISON Birmingham Branch Calling Notice to all Women Members. National Women’s Conference 2022 is Taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland from Thursday 17th February to Saturday 19th February 2022. UNISON Birmingham Branch can send three delegates: One must be a low paid member with their hourly pay of up to £10.63 per hour or below. One […]