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 […]

Equal Pay/Parity Payment Statement

Statement from the Branch on equal pay/parity payment claims, sent to all members via email 12th November 2021 and posted to those we do not have emails for this week. If we do not have an email address for you, you will have a slight delay in any communications from us, we recommend updating us […]

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 […]

11 things you need to know about council and school pay

If you work in a council or school (or wholly owned company like the Children’s Trust), your voting papers will be mailed to you in December, with a freepost envelope. Local government members working in councils and schools are balloting for strike action. But why? What has happened? And what’s next? Here is everything you […]

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 […]

Council and school pay update

Despite your courage and sacrifice throughout COVID-19, council and school workers have been offered just 1.75%. But UNISON members have voted by 79% to reject such an unfair offer. UNISON will soon ballot members to see if they are willing to take industrial action, in an effort to improve the offer. Care workers, refuse collectors, […]

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 […]

UNISON backs mobilisation for climate day of action

Government must deliver ‘a fair and just’ response to the climate emergency UNISON’s national executive council (NEC) is fully supporting plans for UK trade unions to mobilise around the country as part of the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on 6 November. The event is one of many aimed at putting pressure on […]