Protect the Right to Strike Rally Branch Photos

The Protect the Right to Strike march and rally took place on Saturday 27th January 2024 in Cheltenham. Members of our Branch attended the rally that was organised by the TUC. See photos below with Mandy Buckley (Women’s Officer) and Caroline Johnson (Joint Branch Secretary). Caroline Johnson and Mandy Buckley, photo taken by an attendee […]

UNISON Migrant Workers

At Regional Council on Thursday 8th February 2024 a presentation for UNISON West Midlands on Migrant Workers. UNISON is organising migrant workers – a project lead by UNISON Centre Strategic Organising Unit, with a Migrant Worker Lead in every region – for the West Midlands it is Laura House – L.House@unison.co.uk  There are two common […]

Help Save Birmingham City Council

The government caused this. Help us make them put it right. Birmingham City Council is facing an unprecedented financial crisis which, if it isn’t sorted, will result in major cuts to vital services and thousands of job losses. This isn’t the result of financial mismanagement by the Council. Since 2014/5 government funding has fallen by […]

The financial crisis in Birmingham

The council forecast an overspend of £87million for this financial year (23/24), and a gap of £164m for 2024/5. Councillors have come up with a savings programme to address this budget gap and need to find over £250m worth of savings over the next 12 months. That means cuts to services. The current situation is […]

Protect the right to strike as the Tories act to axe workers’ rights

Protect the right to strike march and rally. Join the TUC-organised march and rally in Cheltenham on Saturday 27th January 2024. Forty years ago, GCHQ workers were banned from joining a trade union. Twenty-seven years ago they won back that right. Today, the Conservative government is attempting to restrict the right to strike for over […]

Branch Attends the Big Birmingham Demo

On Saturday 20th January 2024 the Branch took part in ‘Birmingham’s biggest protest’ Thousands turned up to March from Sparkhill to the City Centre, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The peace rally gathered near the Bullring at St Martin’s Square, with former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn in attendance to speak and thank everyone for […]

The Big Birmingham Demo for Palestine

Join Birmingham UNISON Branch on The Big Birmingham Demo for Palestine. Saturday 20th January 2024 Assemble at 12pm Sparkhill Park, Birmingham, B11 4LX Confirmed special guest speakers are Jeremy Corbyn MP and the rapper/activist Lowkey. Birmingham Unison Branch is a proud supporter of the Palestinian people. Please come and join us on the trade union […]

Retired Members Conference 2023 Reports

Below you will find reports from Retired Members Conference 2023, from our Branch’s delegation. UNISON Retired Members National Conference took place in Edinburgh this year, on 3 – 4 October. Around 500 delegates attended, with 30 branch delegates from the West Midlands branches, and five other West Midlands members there in different capacity. So our […]

Retired Members Newsletter – Autumn 2023

The Retired Members Autumn newsletter is out now. Featuring these items: The fight goes on for WASPI women Rail ticket offices – a victory for ‘people power’ Members join fight to defend Birmingham Council services Palestine: it is time to resolve the conflict Edinburgh ’23 Reports from Retired Members Conference In fields near us… The […]

Young Black Workers – Join UNISON today

The below poster was produced with information from our Young Members Officer, Ramla Jama to recruit young Black Members to UNISON. If you are a Young Member you can contact Ramla via email here: ramla.jama@birminghamunison.co.uk