Counter Protest Against Fascist Tommy Robinson

Unison members attended a counter protest against the fascist Tommy Robinson in Telford on 7 May. Our members joined the Birmingham coach full of Stand Up To Racism supporters. We brought our Unison Branch banner to march alongside other trade unionists and anti racists on the protest in a show of unity. Robinson mustered only […]

Election for Local Government Service Group Executive

Branch members will shortly be able to vote in the forthcoming election for UNISON’s leadership in Local Government. We are writing to advise you why our Branch nominated David Hughes to stand in this election. David is our Branch Treasurer and a Senior Steward in City Housing and City Operations. Experience David is our longest […]

UNISON launches new manifesto for social work

Move comes on International Social Work Day and explores both the state of social work in the UK today and the union’s hopes for the future Tuesday 15th March was World Social Work Day. As the biggest union for social workers in the UK, representing over 40,000 members working in the sector, UNISON recognised the […]

March Against Racism for UN Anti Racism Day

On Saturday 19th March there are three UK  events/marches taking place: London March BBC Portland Place, London – 12 Noon Saturday 19 March 2022 Facebook Event for London March Birmingham Branch have agreed to provide free tickets to Branch members who wish to attend the UN Anti Racism March in London, organised by the TUC […]

Ukraine in blue and yellow, the nations colours.

Branch Statement on Ukraine

Millions of people will have been horrified by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and by him putting Russia’s nuclear weapons on alert, and as trade union activists we condemn the invasion and stand with the people and trade unions of Ukraine. We send our solidarity to them and to the peoples of bordering countries who feel […]

NJC pay for 2021

NJC pay for 2021 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland has now been settled, following a joint circular being issued. The final pay offer of 1.75% (2.75% for those on the bottom pay point) from 1 April 2021 should now be implemented by all employers. The joint circular also asks employers to pay all backpay, […]

Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022

We would like to invite all members of our Branch to attend our  Annual General Meeting that is taking place on: Tuesday 8th March 5.30-7pm. On Zoom We are really please to have the Vice President Andrea Egan joining us as our guest speaker, especially as it is also International Women’s Day.  All full members of UNISON […]

Local Government JNC Pay Offer 2021

Members were consulted on the Chief Officers JNC pay offer of 1.5% from 1st April 2021, including a ballot for strike action – which did not meet the 50% threshold. The consultation of members covered by the Chief Officers Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) has now finished. UNISON members have voted to accept the final pay […]

Women’s Group Workshop – February 2022

Women Members are invited to attend our next Women’s Group Meeting. Come revitalise and refresh yourself.  Revitalise and refresh workshop Thursday 3rd February 2022 18:00-19:30 Via zoom As women we know that self-care is important.  We also know how difficult it can be to prioritise our health at times. If we practice self-care this =Life […]

Third Generation Parity Payment

Third Generation Parity Payment Update – BCC/BCT/Acivico As you know, we have recently learned that Birmingham City Council intends to settle equal pay claims with a no win no fee lawyer for more than the agreed sum with the unions for members via a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Members covered by this MOU will receive […]