LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month and the theme for this year is Medicine – #UnderTheScope. The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. Who is LGBT+ History Month for? LGBT+ History Month is for everyone; whether you work in education, a museum, a library or […]

Retired Members Conference 2023 Reports

Below you will find reports from Retired Members Conference 2023, from our Branch’s delegation. UNISON Retired Members National Conference took place in Edinburgh this year, on 3 – 4 October. Around 500 delegates attended, with 30 branch delegates from the West Midlands branches, and five other West Midlands members there in different capacity. So our […]

Retired Members Newsletter – Autumn 2023

The Retired Members Autumn newsletter is out now. Featuring these items: The fight goes on for WASPI women Rail ticket offices – a victory for ‘people power’ Members join fight to defend Birmingham Council services Palestine: it is time to resolve the conflict Edinburgh ’23 Reports from Retired Members Conference In fields near us… The […]

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 […]

Retired Members Newsletter – Summer 2023

The Retired Members Summer newsletter is out now. Featuring these items: Keep rail ticket offices open! Defend the Triple Lock Off to Chester A sunny day out at Winterbourne Gardens Coming up – diary dates Retired Members Conference 2023 Understanding the power of attorney  Staying cool: top tips Quiz time Did you know? And MORE! […]

Branch Vacancy – LGBT+ Officer

We currently have a Branch vacancy for the LGBT+ Officer role, this is an important role within our equalities Self Organised Groups.   Equality is at the heart of UNISON. We challenge discrimination and win equality in the workplace and beyond. Everyone shares responsibility for equality in UNISON.   But our equality work includes groups […]

Branch Newsletter August 2023

The Birmingham Branch newsletter for August is out now. The newsletter has information on: UNISON DBS Survey Further cuts to train services – and trying to stop them. The presentation of honorary UNISON membership to Dr Neville Lawrence at National Delegate Conference 2023. High Court finding strike breaking legislation – rules unlawful. Unison is 30! […]

Government must raise ‘out-of-date’ mileage rates for struggling public service staff, says UNISON.

Mileage rates are woefully out of date. Research shows that the ‘mileage gap’ is costing NHS, social care, police and local government employees up to £6,000 a year Out-of-date mileage rates are leaving frontline workers out of pocket, with some of the lowest-paid workers losing up to £6,000 a year, UNISON can reveal. Using UNISON […]

Retired Members Conference Reports

Four members of Birmingham UNISON Retired Members SOG attended this year’s National Retired Members Conference in Telford in October. The members – Liz Hobbs, Maureen Wade, Brian Allbutt and Eleanor Dixon – listened to a wide range of debates, from the cost-of-living crisis through to the problems in the social care sector. The Birmingham Branch […]

Disability History Month Training Courses

During UNISON’s Year of Disabled members UNISON Birmingham Branch is celebrating Disability History month and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by running the following training courses around disability. These will be hybrid sessions held in the Branch Office with the option to join online via ZOOM. The following sessions will be available: Disability […]