Delegate Report From Disabled Members Conference 2021

Disabled Members Conference 2021 took place from Saturday 30th October until Monday 1st November 2021 and was held in Liverpool at the BT Centre in the Docks. Our Branch sent two delegates to the conference and one has written the below report on her experience: Report from a first time Delegate The long-awaited National Disabled […]

Disabled Members Meeting – December 2021

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting Date: Monday 13th December 2021 Time: 17.30-19.00 ZOOM virtual meeting If you would like to attend the meeting, please email Philippa Hands at Philippa.hands@birminghamunison.co.uk by Monday 13th December at 4.00pm for the ZOOM link to join the meeting.#

Disability History Month 2021

Disability History Month in the UK runs from 18th November 2021 – 18th December 2021, with the joint theme for this year: Disability and Hidden Impairment Disability Sex and Relationships Our Disabled Members Officer, Philippa hands has created a display of books in the library she works in showing positive images of people with disabilities […]

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 […]

Free online training courses

The West Midlands region have a number of forthcoming online learning opportunities in November for UNISON members and activists to access. Some of the courses available are: Online Organising Steward Online Dealing With a Disciplinary Case Online Excel and Spreadsheets (Advanced) Online Pre-Retirement Planning Online Introduction to Health and Safety Online Family History (Intermediate) Online […]

Disabled Members Meeting – October 2021

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting Date: Monday 11th October 2021 Time: 17.30-19.00 ZOOM virtual meeting If you would like to attend the meeting, please email Philippa Hands at Philippa.hands@birminghamunison.co.uk by Monday 11th October at 4.00pm for the ZOOM link to join the meeting.  

COP26 – Climate Change and the United Nations

The Glasgow COP26 in November is fast approaching and the eyes of the world will be watching intently. What is COP26? It is the 26th ‘Conference Of the Parties’, which is a United Nations summit. Why is it important? It is the place where the United Nations will discuss the effects of Climate Change upon […]

Updated Guidance – COVID-19 and disabled, shielding or other vulnerable workers

UNISON has updated the guidance on COVID-19 and disabled, shielding and vulnerable workers. If you are disabled, pregnant, over 70 or have an underlying health condition you should take extra precautions to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic and may previously have been told to ‘shield’. People who are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised may be particularly […]

Reporting of accidents, incidents and near misses

Across Birmingham City Council, especially City Operations and City Housing there have been a number of incidents, accidents and near misses in recent months. If you have experienced these kinds of incidents, it is very important to make sure to fill in accident/incident reports, it’s not acceptable to feel threatened or attacked in work and […]