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 […]

Members and Activist Training Courses

West Midlands UNISON offer a range of courses for members and activists, from courses on Excel and spreadsheets to Dementia Awareness, all free for members to access. Upcoming for members there are the below courses: Online Excel and Spreadsheets (intermediate) – Morning – 7th June – 21st June 2022 3 Tuesday mornings – 9:15am – […]

Education catch-up plans won’t work if teaching assistants and other support staff are ignored

Pivotal roles should be recognised and rewarded Commenting on the education white paper published today (Monday), UNISON head of education Mike Short said: “School catch-up plans will fail if the concerns of teaching assistants and other support staff aren’t urgently addressed. “They’re a key element in tackling the education backlog for every school. But without a clear plan […]

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 […]