Webinar: Women behind the chains

To mark International Women’s Day, the National Women’s Committee has organised a webinar on ‘Women Behind the Chains’. Around 200 million hidden women workers worldwide are behind the global supply chains that produce the solar energy panels, electronic devices, and rubber gloves we rely on to do our jobs. As the world face multiple crisis of worsening […]

Women’s SOG – A Magical Gong Bath Experience

Birmingham Branch Women’s Self Organised Group presents a magical gong bath experience with Manjit Sohal. Thursday 14th March 2024 17:00 – 18:00 Birmingham Branch Office, 19th Floor, McLaren Building, B4 7LR Dale End Entrance Come and join our magical Gong Bath experience where you will bathe in the healing sounds. Sound healing uses the power […]

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 […]

Women’s SOG AGM – February 2024

Calling Notice UNISON Birmingham Branch Women’s Self Organised Group Annual General Meeting Wednesday 21st February 2024 17:00 – 19:00 Unison Birmingham Branch – 19th Floor, McLaren Building, 46 Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LR The Women’s Group will be holding elections for the Women’s Officer post, Chair and Secretary. Only the women’s officer post comes with […]

Black Members SOG AGM

Calling Notice Black Members Self Organised Group Annual General Meeting. Tuesday 27th February 2024 18:00 – 20:00 At the Branch Office – 19th Floor, The McLaren Building, 46 The Priory Queensway, B4 7LR Agenda: Welcome & housekeeping Annual financial reports Conference report Constitution Elections AOB The posts up for election at the meeting are: Black […]

LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month and the theme for this year is Medicine – #UnderTheScope. The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. Who is LGBT+ History Month for? LGBT+ History Month is for everyone; whether you work in education, a museum, a library or […]

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 […]

Year of Black Workers Legacy and Change Memorabilia

2023 was the Year of Black Workers in UNISON, which empowered Black members, their allies and the union. The year focused on ensuring that everyone is committed to challenging racism and discrimination in the workplace. The Legacy and Change Memorabilia booklet has been created to celebrate the work done by members locally, regionally and nationally. […]