Stand Up To Racism Events

The catastrophic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached new heights, and the true figures on the disproportionate impact on BAME communities are being hidden because of the government’s refusal to properly record them. This means it is more important than even for anti-racists to be a part of campaigns to correct the mishandling of the […]

Meeting – After Trump and the Fascist Riot:

Black Lives Matter Opposing Racism and Fascism. Thursday 14 January Time: 7:30PM Speakers: Jacqueline Luqman Co-Host of By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik (US) Anoa Changa freelance journalist and retired attorney Atlanta, Georgia (US) Michael Brown LA Chapter – Black Lives Matter (US) Iannis Delatolas, United Against Racism & Fascism NYC (US) Bell Ribeiro-Addy […]

Coronavirus: your rights at work

UNISON is working proactively with the UK governments and other bodies to keep you safe at work. On 4 January 2021 national lockdowns were announced for England and Scotland. New guidance has been published on what restrictions are in place and they can be accessed here: The Government’s Advice for England For sector-specific advice see: […]

Unite against Islamophobia & Racism

Online Meeting: Unite against Islamophobia & Racism – Oppose Macron’s Attacks Date: Monday 14 December 2020 Time: 6pm Speakers include: • Diane Abbott MP • Marwan Muhammad, Human rights consultant and former Director of Collective Against Islamophobia (CCIF), France • Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP • Wilf Sullivan, TUC Race Equality Officer • Dilowar Khan, London Muslim Centre • […]

Training with YGAM

UNISON has arranged three online workshops for members with YGAM (Young Gamblers & Gamers Education Trust) aimed at members working with young people, from primary aged children all the way up to university aged young adults. YGAM are a UK charity and the online training sessions they will be delivering are designed to equip you with the knowledge and […]

General Secretary Election – Ballot Papers

You should by now have received your ballot paper for the UNISON General Secretary Election, which has been sent by post to your home address. The General Secretary of UNISON leads the union day to day, along with the Presidential team who are elected by the NEC (who in turn are elected by members). So […]

Birmingham Branch Friendship Festival 2020

This year we have been unable to hold an in person Friendship Festival like we did last year at Martineau Gardens – so we thought we would bring you the festival virtually, with poetry, music & tai chi to be enjoyed. All linked on the Branch Facebook page. Usually we hold this event in the […]

Black Members Conference 2021

Previously in our last news letter in September 2020, We discussed Black Members Conference and are now delighted to informed you all that the Black Members Conference will still be going ahead in Spring 2021. We, the Birmingham Branch, are asking for Black members who would like to attend the next Black Members Conference to […]

UNISON Birmingham LG nominates Paul Holmes for General Secretary

After listening and questioning the candidates we decided to nominate Paul Holmes for general secretary because: Paul has the best record of leadership and fighting for members; Paul is the members’ candidate, from the shop floor; Paul will take the job on his current wage of £32,000, declining the £100,000 available; Paul will massively increase funding […]

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Wanted: Your Lockdown Diaries

We are looking for members who want to share their stories and experiences of working throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and Quarantine for some blog posts. We are especially wanting a few ‘a day in the life of…..’ stories to really capture what life has been like for you. We would like members from all across […]