Make Birmingham Council cuts a General Election issue

With the focus on the General Election and considerable concern around “Broken Britain” you would think that the funding of local councils would be high on the political agenda.

David Hughes re-elected to Local Government Service Group Executive

David Hughes, Branch Treasurer and Communications Officer has been re-elected to the Local Government Service Executive.

Have your say on the Employers 2024 pay offer

Have your say on the Employers 2024 pay offer Members should receive an email this week from the national union with a personal secure web link to vote on the employers 2024 pay offer. The consultation period opens on Wednesday 5 June and closes on Friday 28 June at midday. How to vote Each member […]

How to become active in UNISON

There are lots of ways you can develop in your job – and gain lots of life skills – by becoming active in UNISON.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]