Justice 4 Dea-John Reid National March

“We call upon everyone in Birmingham and across the country to join the family of 14-year-old black school boy Dea-John Reid murdered in Kingstanding, Birmingham.” Saturday 9th July 2022 1pm – 4pm Twickenham Park, College road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44 0AJ The Campaign and actions: RACE RELATIONS & CIVIL RIGHTS ACT: The group are petitioning for […]

NJC Pay Claim 2022

This NJC pay claim for 2022/23 is made by the Joint Trade Union Side (UNISON, GMB and UNITE) to the Local Government Association. Our claim is for: • A substantial increase with a minimum of £2,000 or the current rate of RPI – whichever is greater – on all spinal column points. In addition: • […]

Unions call for expansion of free school meals provision

A joint-union letter, signed by UNISON, calls on the government to take an urgent interim step and increase eligibility. UNISON joined other education unions, this week, in calling on the government to urgently expand the free school meals programme to all families receiving universal credit or an equivalent benefit. A letter, signed by representatives from […]

The Women Chainmakers Festival

Taking place annually on the first Saturday in July, it’s a family friendly event bringing alive memories of the past whilst inspiring visions for the future through street theatre, re-enactments, live metalworking, political stalls and speeches, music, children’s activities and entertainment. Saturday 2nd July 2022 11am – 5.30pm Mary Macarthur Gardens Cradley Heath, B64 5BA […]

We Demand Better, Enough is Enough Protest

Everything is going up but our wages. Ministers partied while people died. Now they do nothing while living standards plummet and P&O lays off hundreds of workers on the spot. Its time for a new deal for working people, real help with energy bills and a pay rise. The Government needs to act now! Join […]

Let’s remember those who have died because of their work

On International Workers’ Memorial Day, let us all take a minute to remember how precious life is and the cost that many workers pay every year, around the globe. Today, on International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD), UNISON and the whole trade union movement will lead the way in showing respect for all those who have […]

Big Power Off – Hitting Greedy Energy Companies in the Profits

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) Sheffield came up with the idea off the Big Power Off protest for the 1st of April 2022. An innovative way that people can protest from home against the steep gas and electric price rises. After all, it’s really important that people are protesting against the costs but so many […]

Safe Schools for All

As you will be aware, in February 2022 the Prime Minister announced the ending of many Covid measures, against the advice of scientists and school leaders. UNISON has written to all schools asking them to continue recommending regular testing for all school staff and secondary pupils – tests remain free until 1 April. Staff and […]

Unions urge education secretary to extend free COVID testing

No 10’s Living with COVID plan ‘is likely to result in further illness and disruption to face-to-face education’ Education unions, including UNISON, have urged education secretary Nadhim Zahawi to extend the availability of free COVID-19 tests in England, beyond the end of March. In a letter to Mr Zahawi this week, the unions insist that […]

March Against Racism for UN Anti Racism Day

On Saturday 19th March there are three UK  events/marches taking place: London March BBC Portland Place, London – 12 Noon Saturday 19 March 2022 Facebook Event for London March Birmingham Branch have agreed to provide free tickets to Branch members who wish to attend the UN Anti Racism March in London, organised by the TUC […]