BRUM RISE UP!

Activists and unions come together in Birmingham to resist municipal devastation Morning Star editor BEN CHACKO attends a vibrant meeting bringing together anti-cuts campaigns and local unions to co-ordinate a fightback against the biggest cuts faced by any city in the country Birmingham People’s Assembly’s Kate Taylor addresses the room. On the platform from left […]

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 […]

Unite in Solidarity: Joint Union Rally on September 25th

Dear Birmingham Unison Members, I trust this message finds you well. As you know, Birmingham City Council is facing unprecedented challenges, including Tory government commissioners taking over for up to 5 years. This could result in a fire sale of valuable assets, including iconic institutions like the Library of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art […]

The Pay Ballot Has Opened!

Dear Members, The pay ballot has opened! Birmingham City Council employees, schools staff, Birmingham Children’s Trust and Acivico are being balloted over strike action to end a decade of pay cuts. This is a UNISON national ballot, GMB and UNITE are also balloting. Ballot papers will be posted to you in a red envelope like […]

Unison for Disability Equality

Are you a UNISON Disabled Members Branch Officer or Contact, or a disabled member who would like to find out more about getting active in UNISON? Join the next online Disabled Members Branch Officers and Contacts training day, on 26th July 2023. Sign up now!

UNISON National Election 2023

The election for UNISON’s National Executive gets underway week commencing 17 April 2023.   The below-attached leaflet lists all the candidates NOMINATED by your Birmingham UNISON Branch and the reason why.   Ballot Helpline  If individual members have not received a paper by 25 April 2023, then they should contact the ballot helpline operated by […]

Retired Members Newsletter – Autumn 2022

The Retired Members Autumn newsletter is out now. Featuring these items: Back on the road again Queen Elizabeth II – ‘a memorable day’ Great fun at the Commonwealth Games Lovely Ludlow… & Martineau magic Birmingham 1000 Elders Pensioner Poverty US Supreme Court Ruling on ‘Roe v. Wade’ – an attack on all women Remembering Roy […]

Disabled Members Meeting – April 2022

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members meeting Date: Monday 11th April Time: 17.45-19.00 Zoom virtual meeting If you would like to attend the meeting please email: Philippa Hands, Disabled Members Officer on Philippa.hands@birminghamunison.co.uk by Friday 8th April for the zoom link, id and password to join the meeting.

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 […]