UN Anti-Racism Day

#WorldAgainstRacism Day of Action Saturday 20th March 1pm #TakeTheKnee – 5pm Online Rally The #WorldAgainstRacism international day of action this Saturday 20 March comes in the wake of the shocking events of the last few days that have again highlighted the discrimination and inequality at the heart of our society. The police response to the Clapham Common vigil for […]

Branch Successes March 2021

Each month Birmingham UNISON Branch has a Branch Executive meeting with all Branch Officers and senior steward representatives from each directorate, at this meeting we have begun discussing our successes and good news stories so you, the members can see the good we try to do each and every day for our members. So here […]

Government policies failing women on flexible working, says UNISON

Pandemic has highlighted need for new arrangements. Women on the frontline need increased support from government to make their working lives more manageable including control over when, where and how long they work, says UNISON (Monday 8th March). On International Women’s Day today, the union – which represents more than a million female employees including in the NHS, […]

Safer Schools Plan – UNISON’s recommendations

UNISON’s recommendations for safer re-opening of schools in England The government announced on 27 January that it hopes to re-open schools in England on 8 March. UNISON believes that school re-opening should only happen when the science says it is safe, when school risk assessments have been updated, and when appropriate safety measures have been […]

Branch Annual General Meeting

The Birmingham Branch AGM will be taking place virtually this year on Zoom. Tuesday 9th March 2021 5.30-7pm On Zoom The AGM is the meeting where we ratify the Branch Officer elections, agree the annual accounts for the branch, elect the branch delegations to Local Government Conference and National Delegate Conference, Regional Council and Birmingham […]

UNISON calls for a 10% pay rise for all Local Government workers

UNISON, GMB and Unite on Monday lodged a pay claim for all council and school workers employed on NJC pay in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The claim calls for a substantial increase, with a minimum of 10% on all spinal column points, from 1 April 2021. Context of our claim: Local government workers have […]

A School Stewards Poem

Unison, Zoom, WhatsApp Group and Me In compliance with the country’s health orders, Restricting in-person meetings, restrictions on boarders. We meet via Zoom a collection of characters, Righting the wrongs of the education parameters. Checking our emails for the details of the link, Carol at the helm, making us think. Coffee brewing, pens and notes pads […]

Members Meeting – Covid-19 Vaccine

As the vaccination programme for Covid-19 continues, there finally seems to be a light at the end of a long and difficult tunnel. Estimates suggest that three quarters of us will need to be vaccinated to reach population immunity. How many people will agree to be vaccinated? Are some groups more likely to agree than […]

Covid-19 Staff Guidance (BCC)

The Covid-19 staff guidance for Birmingham City Council employees has been updated and staff need to be aware how this might impact on them, their staff and/or service area. Where an employee confirms that they have a COVID-related sickness absence or are in self-isolation, it is the line manager’s responsibility to ensure that the HR/Payroll […]

Meeting – After Trump and the Fascist Riot:

Black Lives Matter Opposing Racism and Fascism. Thursday 14 January Time: 7:30PM Speakers: Jacqueline Luqman Co-Host of By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik (US) Anoa Changa freelance journalist and retired attorney Atlanta, Georgia (US) Michael Brown LA Chapter – Black Lives Matter (US) Iannis Delatolas, United Against Racism & Fascism NYC (US) Bell Ribeiro-Addy […]