Stand Up To Racism Rally

Stand Up To Racism Online Rally Institutional Racism: We Need Action, Not Denial Monday 26th April 6pm Register here for the rally Speakers so far confirmed: Diane Abbott  MP Kehinde Andrews Professor of Black Studies in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University Kevin Courtney National Education Union (NEU) joint general secretary Patrick Vernon Social Commentator, campaigner […]

Branch Equality Survey Results

Recently the Branch completed an equality survey, where members were asked a series of questions themed around disabilities, health conditions, home working, flexible working and a return to work. We now have the results of this. We had a total of 369 responses from members, some partially filled in and some completed the whole survey. […]

Black Members Meeting

UNISON Birmingham Branch Black Members meeting: Friday 9th April 17:30-19:00 Agenda: Welcome and introductions Previous minutes agreed Matters arising Email authorisation Workplace issues/good news stories Motions (Jennifer) Future activities/events Newsletters Recruitment – members/Stewards – (Jennifer) Any other business Join Zoom meeting Meeting ID: 813 5831 3954 Passcode: 234594

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 […]

Black Members SOG AGM

Birmingham Branch Black Members Self-Organized Group Annual General Meeting Friday 12th March 2021 5.30 – 7pm Via Zoom The Black Members Self Organised Group AGM was rescheduled to the above date and will take place this year via Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The agenda will be minimum with the main focus on the election’s […]

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 […]

Stand Up To Racism Events

The catastrophic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached new heights, and the true figures on the disproportionate impact on BAME communities are being hidden because of the government’s refusal to properly record them. This means it is more important than even for anti-racists to be a part of campaigns to correct the mishandling of the […]

Unite against Islamophobia & Racism

Online Meeting: Unite against Islamophobia & Racism – Oppose Macron’s Attacks Date: Monday 14 December 2020 Time: 6pm Speakers include: • Diane Abbott MP • Marwan Muhammad, Human rights consultant and former Director of Collective Against Islamophobia (CCIF), France • Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP • Wilf Sullivan, TUC Race Equality Officer • Dilowar Khan, London Muslim Centre • […]

Black Members Conference 2021

Previously in our last news letter in September 2020, We discussed Black Members Conference and are now delighted to informed you all that the Black Members Conference will still be going ahead in Spring 2021. We, the Birmingham Branch, are asking for Black members who would like to attend the next Black Members Conference to […]

Black History Month – West Midlands

For UNISON, Black History Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate achievements of Black people throughout history. So Black History Month is a key time to Organise and provide an opportunity to discuss wider issues affecting the Black community. There are also lots of resources to help you get active, get involved and get […]