Women’s Group Meetings 2019

Below are the dates for your diaries, for the Women’s SOG meetings in 2019 – Wednesday 30th January – 5-6pm – At this meeting there will be  debate on the emergency motion for Women’s conference on the threat that is faced by the withdrawal of the free TV licence on retired women members. Wednesday 27th […]

“Scrooge” card delivered to Council Leader

Striking Home Care workers declared Council leader Ian Ward a “Scrooge” for his attitude to Home Care workers who are continuing to try to get the message over that they are being treated badly by a Council who wants to cut their pay and hours. They marched to the Council House today (11/12/18) to deliver […]

We are 25!

Unison celebrated 25 years on Saturday 15th December and we had a party at Ladywood Social Club. There was food and a disco and of course, the cake!

Was there a secret Bin deal?

Interesting to read that Councillor Majid Mahmood, Bin supremo , is already making a pre-emptive bid to explain the new Bin strike as happening because of Council secrecy on GMB payments. The issue is that payments were made to the non striking GMB members in the last bin strike and this has made Unite bosses and […]

Normal remuneration

Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 588 19 September 2018 It is well established in law that workers are entitled to be paid “normal remuneration” when their holiday pay is being calculated. In Flowers and ors v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that holiday pay should also include […]

Receipt of Notice

Although an employment contract has to state the length of notice of termination, it does not have to state how notice should be given. In Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, the Supreme Court held that, as employers and employees need to know whether and when employment had come to an end, receipt […]

Pay Progression – Deemed Acceptance

Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 578 11 July 2018 Although it is not always easy for courts to know when to infer acceptance by an employee of a change to their terms and conditions, the Court of Appeal held in Abrahall and ors v Nottingham City Council and anor that if there is […]

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New home care strike and protest

Once again there will be a march and strike rally to defend the Homecare service.  It’s this Saturday 15th September 12 noon in Victoria Square, Birmingham. The Council want to make cuts to the service and change working conditions for Home carers, which may see workers losing £11,000 a year,  all this whilst they pay external […]

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It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born. The merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE created the UK’s public service union. The UK’s biggest and most accomplished union.