An Evening of Anti-Racist Politics and Culture

Birmingham Stand Up to Racism invites you to an evening of Anti-Racist Politics and Culture on: Tuesday 3rd March 7pm  Eden Bar 116 Sherlock St Birmingham B5 6NB (Corner of Hurst Street) 7pm – speakers/music/poetry 8.30pm – open mic – bring your voice/guitar/poems. Hosted by Roger Mckenzie, Unison Assistant General Secretary. With: Kevin Courtney NEU […]

Pay 2020-Keep up the Pressure – What you need to do now!

Initial 2% pay offer rejected As you know, earlier this month UNISON and the other local government unions rejected an initial offer of a 2% pay rise from the employers’ (represented by the Local Government Association). Our claim was for a new minimum rate of £10 an hour, and 10% for everybody else. We also […]

Initial local government pay offer rejected – talks continue

The National Joint Council (NJC) Executive met on February 5th, for the employers to respond to the trade unions’ local government pay claim for 2020. Our claim was for a new minimum rate of £10 an hour, and 10% for everybody else. We also asked for improvements in annual leave and working hours, and joint […]

Events for National Storytelling Week 2020

To celebrate 27 years of creativity & education in Public Services: With Donald McCombie – UNISON Learning & development Enjoy family friendly poems, stories & songs for National Storytelling Week. Monday 3rd February – 1.30-3.30pm at Birmingham UNISON Tuesday 4th February – 11am-12pm at Birchfield Library  Thursday 6th February – 11am-12pm at Mere Green Library Friday 7th […]

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members AGM meeting

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members AGM meeting Date: Monday February 10th     Venue:  UNISON Birmingham Branch 19th Floor McLaren Building Priory Queensway   Time: 17.30-19.30 The following positions will be elected at the meeting: Disabled Members Officer Chair Secretary Regional Council reps Local Government Conference rep National Conference rep Please send nominations to […]

Labour leadership latest: Starmer wins backing of second Trade Union as Phillips quits.

Shadow Brexit secretary assured of place on final ballot after nomination by Usdaw, the shop workers union. Unison’s National Labour Link has decided, rather quickly, to back Kier (who backed remain in the Brexit vote) as leader. With two unions in the bag he moves forward to the next round of voting. He is also […]

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting

Calling Notice     Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting   Date: Monday January 13th   Venue:  UNISON Birmingham Branch 19th Floor McLaren Building Priory Queensway   Time: 17.30-19.30   UNISON Disabled Members are welcome to attend the above meeting. If you have any specific access requirements please contact:   Philippa Hands: 464 1048 or 200 […]

Labour Candidates Line Up

Corbyn ally Rebecca Long-Bailey has announced she is standing as a candidate for labour Leader. In Tribune magazine  she says “Labour needs a socialist leader who can work with our movement, rebuild our communities and fight for the policies we believe in – that’s why I’m standing ” She also mentions her comittment to Green Deals […]

Womens Group Meetings 2020

The Women’s Self Organised Group meet once a month to plan activities and to support members with issues. Meetings are open to all women members and take place at the branch office. If you are passionate about women’s issues please join us. The meetings take place from 5.30pm till 7pm at the Branch office. Dates […]

Disability focus in theatre production

At the beginning of the month the Disabled Members engaged a theatre group to put on a play at the studio theatre at the Birmingham Rep/Library of Birmingham. The production, titled “Reasonable Adjustments”, involved a series of scenarios that were dramatized.  These were then discussed by the audience as to what they thought the individuals […]