Unison National Delegate Conference 2024 Branch Report

Unison National Delegate Conference this year took place in thecontext of Tory austerity, racism, attacks on Trans rights and the genocide in Gaza.

Mother’s concern over proposed day centre closure

A mother has said she is “heartbroken” over the proposed closure of day centres which provide care for disabled adults.

Branch Newsletter – Here for You Special – February 2024

The Branch newsletter for February 2024 is out now, this is a special issue with lots of tips for help with the cost of living, mental health support etc. In this newsletter you will find: The Branch Annual General Meeting date Stop the cuts – date to lobby the Full Council Thank you to Janet […]

Webinar: Women behind the chains

To mark International Women’s Day, the National Women’s Committee has organised a webinar on ‘Women Behind the Chains’. Around 200 million hidden women workers worldwide are behind the global supply chains that produce the solar energy panels, electronic devices, and rubber gloves we rely on to do our jobs. As the world face multiple crisis of worsening […]

Save Our Services – EIP Libraries & Neighborhood Advice & Information Service

The presentation for the future operating model for the merged Early Intervention Programme Libraries and Neighborhood Advice and Information reads as what is on offer is a new, improved and extended service. What is actually happening is a drastic reduction in staff resources 22%, the closure of up to 25 Community Libraries, and the closure […]

Women’s SOG – A Magical Gong Bath Experience

Birmingham Branch Women’s Self Organised Group presents a magical gong bath experience with Manjit Sohal. Thursday 14th March 2024 17:00 – 18:00 Birmingham Branch Office, 19th Floor, McLaren Building, B4 7LR Dale End Entrance Come and join our magical Gong Bath experience where you will bathe in the healing sounds. Sound healing uses the power […]

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 […]

Photograph of an old library, with an owl statue outside

Petition: Save Birmingham Libraries

Post and petition from Friends of Libraries of Birmingham Birmingham City Council has unveiled plans to close twenty-five neighbourhood libraries and consolidate services into a handful of what they bill as ‘Community Living Rooms’. Closing these essential services will affect the most vulnerable in our communities and is certain to affect the education and life […]

Women’s SOG AGM – February 2024

Calling Notice UNISON Birmingham Branch Women’s Self Organised Group Annual General Meeting Wednesday 21st February 2024 17:00 – 19:00 Unison Birmingham Branch – 19th Floor, McLaren Building, 46 Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LR The Women’s Group will be holding elections for the Women’s Officer post, Chair and Secretary. Only the women’s officer post comes with […]