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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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 […]


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 […]