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 […]

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 – […]

Mandatory vaccination in social care settings in England update

Social care workers in England, irrespective of where they work, no longer face a legal requirement to be vaccinated. If social care employers persist with forcing members to be vaccinated, please seek legal advice. Back in November 2021 the Westminster Government passed a law requiring anyone working in a care home, including people who visited […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women’s Group AGM – February 2022

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Women’s Group Annual General Meeting (AGM) Date: Thursday 17th February 2022 Time: 18.00-19:30 Zoom virtual meeting This meeting is where the Women’s Group hold elections and vote for the Women’s Officer, Chair and Secretary posts. The Women’s Officer post comes with one day’s facility time each week, which is dedicated time to organise […]

Women’s Group Cinema Trip

The Birmingham Branch Women’s Self Organised Group are hosting a morning at the cinema. Calling all Women Members to come and join us to watch a showing of West Side Story at Cineworld Birmingham, Broad Street. Sunday 12th December 2021 11.10am Cineworld, Birmingham Broad Street There are only 20 tickets available, and will be allocated […]

New Activist Courses For 2022

There are some new forthcoming UNISON Activist courses for the first term of 2022, please see below a list of the courses. You can book places by following the links for each course and details of all activist courses can be found on learninunisonwm.org.uk Online Organising Steward 18th January – 15th February 2022 10am-12pm for […]

NEW Activist/Member Courses

There are two brand new courses being run in the West Midlands:  Details are below, both courses will be held online and follow the links to book. Demand is expected to be high for these courses and places are limited so please apply early. There is a £15 per head charge to the branch for […]

Calling Notice – Women Members

UNISON Birmingham Branch Calling Notice to all Women Members. National Women’s Conference 2022 is Taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland from Thursday 17th February to Saturday 19th February 2022. UNISON Birmingham Branch can send three delegates: One must be a low paid member with their hourly pay of up to £10.63 per hour or below. One […]