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 […]

Calling Notice – Black Members Meeting

Black Members Self organised group meeting arranged to discuss regular Black Members meeting agenda, with a special focus on forthcoming National Black Members Conference Wednesday 13th October 2021 18:00-19:30 Via Zoom Agenda 18:00 – 18:05 – Welcome and Housekeeping 18:05 – 18:10 – Last minutes were July. Review of previous meeting with guest speaker. (Jennifer) […]

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.  

Black Members & Women’s Group Joint Meeting

UNISON Black members and Women’s Group present an evening with Andrea Maynard-Brade, discussing domestic violence. Wednesday 29th September 2021 17:30 – 19:00 On Zoom Andrea Maynard-Brade will be speaking on domestic violence, her autobiography ‘Suffering in Silence’, her new book ‘Surviving Queens’ and future activities. There will be an opportunity for members to discuss and […]

BCC Women’s Wellbeing Wednesday’s

Caroline Johnson recently met with the lead for the BCC menopause support group – who shared the Birmingham City Council ‘Women’s Wellbeing Wednesdays’ which we thought would be of interest to our members: Together with the Active Wellbeing Society and the This Girl Can campaign we bring ’Women’s Wellbeing Wednesdays’, with a focus on menopause and […]

LGBT+ September Meeting

An LGBT+ Self Organised Group meeting has been arranged for the below date, the meeting is arrange to discuss any issues relevant to the LGBT+ group in a safe space, discuss LGBT+ conference, events and any other business. Tuesday 14th September 2021 6pm-7pm The meeting will take place on Microsoft Teams (after discussion it would […]

Retired Members Summer Newsletter

The Retired Members Summer newsletter is out now. Featuring these items:  The retired members picnic Under Attack – the coming cuts Going soon – the landline National Windrush Day A Funny Old World Defend the Triple Lock A quiz There is more too, click here to download the newsletter: Retired Members Summer Newsletter

Retired Members Picnic in the Park

From the Retired Members group: For once in the past 18 months there does seem at last to be light at the end of the tunnel. So to celebrate our first ‘human contact’, we’ve arranged a picnic in the park at the: Martineau Gardens Wednesday 18th August 2021 1.30 – 3.30pm Priory Road, Edgbaston, B5 […]

Women’s Group Picnic July 2021

Birmingham Women’s Self Organised Group invites women members to join them for a socially distanced picnic in the park. Saturday 31st July 12pm to 3pm Canon Hill Park Members are requested to bring their own lunch up to the price of £4.00 and will be refunded up to that amount only with a receipt to […]

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 […]