Retired Members Autumn Newsletter

The Retired Members Autumn newsletter is out now. Featuring these items: We Won! – award for best Communications. Martineau Picnic Meet Up On the March Against Climate Change Retired Members Conference 2021 So this is what ‘digital exclusion’ looks like ‘Thank you NHS’ Jumping through hoops for that holiday in the sun How difficult can […]

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 […]

The NJC Pay Offer in real terms

The NJC Pay offer in real terms – what it means to you – how much it will affect your salary. The average increase for each grade is below, with what the unions have asked for next to it. This difference is why we are fighting for better and fairer pay – because council and […]

Special Delegate Conference Reports

UNISON’s Special Virtual Local Government Conference took place on 13th June, with Special Delegate Conference then taking place digitally over two and a half days (15th-17th). The conferences were policy making conferences to replace the normal annual in person Local Government Conference and National Delegate Conference that could not take place in their usual form […]