Health and Safety Updates

Health and Safety is vital for a happy workplace, our Health and Safety Officer regularly raises issues to make sure that our workplaces are as all safe as they can be. See below the latest updates: Hockley Day Centre Abdul, our Health and Safety Officer recently had concerns raised to him from a Steward in […]

Disabled Members News

DISABLED MEMBERS’  CONFERENCE The 2019 UNISON Disabled Members’ Conference takes place from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th November at Brighton Convention Centre Branches and Regions can send delegates to the Conference to debate motions and amendments on issues that affect disabled members  in the workplace. The Birmingham Branch is one of only six Branches that send delegates from […]

Stand Up To Racism Protest

This Thursday, Nigel Farage is set to appear with Charlie Kirk, founder of alt-right Turning Point USA, (TPUSA) at a lavish fundraising dinner to raise money for their British offshoot, Turning Point UK. We can’t let this happen without raising alarm bells – join Stand Up to Racism outside the event to protest the rise […]

Recent useful Employment Tribunal cases

Here are some recent useful Employment Tribunal cases (June 2019) Analyst with autism wins discrimination claim after being ‘overwhelmed’ by office environment A senior analyst on the autism spectrum has won a claim for indirect disability discrimination after his employer failed to make reasonable adjustments for his condition. Tom Sherbourne worked at energy supplier npower […]

Conference and reports

Ever wondered what goes on at the Conferences? Well, here we have some reports from some of  those officers who attended. Carol Garfield  (Assistant Branch Secretary – Schools) writes: I was proud to be elected to represent Birmingham Branch at conference in Liverpool.  The week was very tiring but interesting and enjoyable. It is good […]

UNISON Flags

Workplace Stewards Needed!

Workplace stewards are an important part of the union and of our Branch, they are the first contact for members when there are problems in the workplace and for representation. Stewards are also vital workplace contacts for the Branch. To become a Steward there are regular training sessions provided by UNISON. At the end of […]

UNISON’s Proposal for the 2020 NJC Pay Claim Agreed

The UNISON NJC Committee met on June 11th to consider feedback on its recommendation for the 2020/21 NJC pay claim.  The Committee had consulted members via branches on the following proposal: 10% or £10 per hour minimum hourly rate on all pay points, whichever is greater There was 94% support for the Committee’s recommendation and […]

WASPI event success!

The recent meeting WASPI (Women Against State Pension Injustice) information session for West Midlands members held at the Regional Centre in Birmingham was a success. Indeed comments about the issue , has been inundating our Facebook page, with hundreds of engagements and many comments.. The event was well attended and Carol Garfield (Assistant Branch Secretary – […]

WASPI Bus pass news

We’ve been supporting the WASPI campaign at Birmingham Branch. There is now an announcement about Bus Passes being available. Are you a West Midlands woman born between 6/03/1954 and 05/11/1954? if so you are eligible for a Women’s Bus and Metro Pass valid from 02/07/2019. apply Now online at Network West Midlands or call 0345 […]

Branch officers win NEC seats!

Birmingham Branch has officers that have been elected to serve on Unison’s National Executive Council. The recent election results have been published and  Branch Secretary Caroline Johnson has been elected to the female West Midlands seat. Our Young Members Officer (and joint Communications Officer) Nicola Moran is elected for the female Young Members seat. Candidates will […]