Birmingham Branch AGM

We would like to invite all members of our Branch to attend our  Annual General Meeting that is taking place on: Wednesday 6th March 2024 At 5pm UNISON West Midlands, Livery Street, B3 2PA This is your opportunity as a member of UNISON to see what the branch has achieved over the last 12 months […]

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 […]

The Big Birmingham Demo for Palestine

Join Birmingham UNISON Branch on The Big Birmingham Demo for Palestine. Saturday 20th January 2024 Assemble at 12pm Sparkhill Park, Birmingham, B11 4LX Confirmed special guest speakers are Jeremy Corbyn MP and the rapper/activist Lowkey. Birmingham Unison Branch is a proud supporter of the Palestinian people. Please come and join us on the trade union […]

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 […]

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!

In the recent report from Mike Davis, NAIS Head of Service to the Cabinet Member – Social Justice, Community Safety & Equalities there is clear evidence that the NAIS service provides excellent support to the citizens of Birmingham. The main performance measure for the NAIS service, that appears in BCC corporate reports, is the amount […]

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 […]

Women’s SOG Trip to Cheshire Oaks

Birmingham UNISON Women’s Self Organised Group trip to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. Saturday 2nd December 2023 Leaving at 8.30am  From the McLaren Building* This trip is self-funded and not subsidized by UNISON and is coordinated and organised by Birmingham UNISON Women’s Self Organised Group. The trip is available for all UNISON members. There are limited […]

Birmingham UNISON stand in solidarity with our sister trade unions in Palestine.

Birmingham UNISON is shocked at the death and injury of many thousands of civilians in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel.   Birmingham UNISON have a long history of support for the Palestinian people and are affiliated to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.   The Palestinian Trade Unions have made an urgent call for solidarity. They […]

Update – Women’s & Black Members Trip to Liverpool

On Saturday 30th September, Birmingham Branch Women’s and Black Members SOG’s held a joint group trip to Liverpool  to celebrate the Year of Black Workers. The trip was to attend the International Slavery Museum, with some free time afterward. Despite the bad weather, all 56 people who attended said they had a great time. Tracey […]