Social Work – HCPC Transition Questions Answered

From Social Work England Transition FAQs Your registration Q: Why is regulation being transferred? A: In its January 2016 paper A vision for change, the Department for Education announced it would set up a new regulatory body for social work in England. The new regulatory body would have a ‘wider remit’ to look at post-qualification, […]

Birmingham Council Budget Consultation begins

The Council has just announced its Budget Proposals for the next year or so. You can have your say . Here is the link to the Consultation on the proposed Budget for the next year. The consultation opens on  18 November and run until 31 December 2019. More details about the Budget can be found […]

New Retired Members magazine out!

You can get your copy of the new retired members magazine – BRUM, click the link to download it. The retired Members meet regularly and have a number of events coming up. Are you a retired member of UNISON and live in or near Birmingham? If so, come along and meet the Birmingham Retired Members […]

Photograph of Caroline and Carol with Ian Ward at Downing Street

Pay Up Now 2020

  Branch Secretary , Caroline Johnson and Assistant Branch Secretary  (Education) , Carol Garfield travelled from Birmingham to Downing Street with Ian Ward, the leader of Birmingham council on 24th October 2019 to call for fair pay for local government workers. They delivered a letter calling for £10 per hour minimum wage and a 10% […]

Stars In Our Schools – time to say thanks to unsung heroes

School support staff are vital to help children learn, keep them safe and healthy and keep the school running smoothly.  Yet they don’t get the attention they deserve despite making up half the school workforce.  Schools are encouraged to hold assemblies, coffee mornings or sports afternoons, invite MP’s, hold a dressing up day, quizzes, etc., […]

Unison support for Climate Change activists

On Friday 20th September 2019 there were Climate Change protests across the globe, with Youth Strike 4 Climate leading the way. The young activists asked working people to come out on strike with them for the planet. The Branch showed support to the demonstrators by protesting outside the Council House with the other Trade Unions […]

Disability workshop event

UNISON Workshop in collaboration with Hubbub and Face Up Theatre on Friday October 11th 1.00-4.00 At HDL Room in the Library of Birmingham With funding from UNISON’s General Political Fund and in collaboration with Hubbub and Face Up Theatre UNISON Birmingham Branch has organised a workshop to highlight the discrimination disabled people still face to […]

Pay Up Now campaign meeting

The PAY UP NOW campaign to all members PAY UP NOW members meeting 050919 .We will be holding meeting at 10 Woodcock st, G13 (ground floor) on Thursday 05/09/2019 from 12.30pm. The Local Government Association (LGA) is consulting councils on our pay claim and holding a series of regional meetings in September and October.  Make […]

Friendship festival fun!

Birmingham Unison’s Friendship festival was held at Martineau Gardens, Edgbaston on Saturday 31st August. The event was attended by both old and young ,with music led by Donald McCombie’s Gospel Bell and friends, Blue Smoke Union with their set of Americana songs  and poetry readings , a Tai Chi session and even a short joke […]

Menopause Survey

Menopause Survey The branch Women’s self-organised group have decided to try and get the council to have a proper policy on the menopause.  It was agreed at Branch Committee in August to submit a draft policy to HR. We want to back that up with a survey to show that a policy is needed. Members […]