Welfare Officer Seminar

Regional Unison is running a seminar for Welfare Officers or people interested in becoming Welfare Officers. Please download the forms (.pdf) below Friday, 4 October 2019 Time: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm Location: UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA. This Regional Welfare Seminar is for all Branch Welfare Officers. The […]

Training Workshops in September

UNISON Birmingham Branch will be offering the following training workshops , which are open to all:  Introduction to Climate Change Friday 20th September 2019 2.30 – 4.30. Interview Skills/Get that job Monday 23rd September 2019 1.30-4.00. Stress Management & Tai Chi Tuesday 24th September 2019 1.30-4.00.  Dementia Awareness workshop Thursday 26th September 2 019 1.30 […]

August 2019 Newsletter – Climate Emergency Special

The latest Branch newsletter is below, in this special Climate Emergency issue we discuss the impact on the planet that climate change is having, the solutions and ways we can be more sustainable. Unison Birmingham Branch Newsletter August 2019

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UNISON calls for £10 an hour minimum wage and 10% more pay

UNISON calls for the bottom NJC pay point to be £10 per hour and a 10% pay rise on other pay points UNISON, GMB and Unite today lodged the following pay claim for all council and school workers employed on NJC pay in England, Wales and Northern Ireland:  A real living wage of £10 […]

Labour to end outsourcing

The Labour Party has announced that it will be ending Council’s outsourcing services to private companies. The recent debacle of Amey having to pay back the Council for a job not done, is one example that private isn’t always the best. The company  will pay £300m over five years to buy its way out of […]

Baxendale quits!

Dawn Baxendale Chief Executive for the Council is to leave her high paying £210,000 a year post after being appointed ,just 16 months ago. She said in a statement that she’s taking up a job in Christchurch New Zealand as she’s wanted to live there for a long time. Whether employees will miss her “weekly […]

Children’s Social Services Commissioner not needed now.

 A government appointed commissioner is no longer needed to run Birmingham’s children’s services. A series of child deaths saw the service branded a “national disgrace” and it has been rated as inadequate since 2008. Ofsted has since judged children’s social care services as good. The Department for Education has issued a revised statutory direction to […]

Women’s group film evening.

The Women’s Group are having a film evening on July 31st The movie that  will be showing is On The Basis Of Sex. The film tells an inspiring, true story that follows lawyer Ruth Bader as she tries to bring a ground-breaking case to the supreme court that will overturn a century of gender discrimination. popcorn and […]

Women SOG Newsletter July 2019

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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 – […]