Black Members SOG Newsletter – August 2022

The Black Members Self Organised Group Officer has produced a newsletter for August 2022, with articles titled as below: UNISON Activist Events and Activities Commonwealth Games Black History Expo Windrush Generation Memories Remembering Enslaved Africans Remembering Stephen Lawrence Mental Health Awareness Nelson Mandela Day To download a copy of the newsletter click below: Unison Black […]

Equal Pay Justice Now – Sign the Petition

As the Labour leader of the largest Council in the UK we would expect Ian Ward to treat staff fairly, particularly low paid women workers. Recently you made offers of money to union members (mainly low paid women) because historically women have been paid less than men in similar jobs. Now UNISON has found out […]

Justice 4 Dea-John Reid National March

“We call upon everyone in Birmingham and across the country to join the family of 14-year-old black school boy Dea-John Reid murdered in Kingstanding, Birmingham.” Saturday 9th July 2022 1pm – 4pm Twickenham Park, College road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44 0AJ The Campaign and actions: RACE RELATIONS & CIVIL RIGHTS ACT: The group are petitioning for […]

NJC Pay Claim 2022

This NJC pay claim for 2022/23 is made by the Joint Trade Union Side (UNISON, GMB and UNITE) to the Local Government Association. Our claim is for: • A substantial increase with a minimum of £2,000 or the current rate of RPI – whichever is greater – on all spinal column points. In addition: • […]

There for You School Clothing Grant 2022

There for You School Clothing Grant – Launch date Friday 24th June 2022 What is the fund for? A Grant has been put in place that will assist our most vulnerable members with the cost of providing school clothing. This is in response to the growing difficulties many members on low incomes face, especially with […]

Retired Members Summer Newsletter

The Retired Members Summer newsletter is out now. Featuring these items: Protest – ‘We demand better’ – join the TUC demonstration Saturday 18th June. Coffee mornings are back on! The battles at Starbucks. Don’t fall for scammers. Out on the lakes. Quiz: get the brain cells working. Day trip to Ludlow – Wednesday 20th July. […]

The Women Chainmakers Festival

Taking place annually on the first Saturday in July, it’s a family friendly event bringing alive memories of the past whilst inspiring visions for the future through street theatre, re-enactments, live metalworking, political stalls and speeches, music, children’s activities and entertainment. Saturday 2nd July 2022 11am – 5.30pm Mary Macarthur Gardens Cradley Heath, B64 5BA […]

We Demand Better, Enough is Enough Protest

Everything is going up but our wages. Ministers partied while people died. Now they do nothing while living standards plummet and P&O lays off hundreds of workers on the spot. Its time for a new deal for working people, real help with energy bills and a pay rise. The Government needs to act now! Join […]

Members Meetings in the Park – June 2022

Over the Summer Unison Birmingham Branch will be holding a series of outdoor lunchtime meetings in parks across the city. This will be a chance for members to get together informally with a couple of our Branch Officers and Senior Stewards, to get to know each other and discuss any issues which concern you. We […]

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 […]