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 […]

Workplace Meeting for Members In Finance

A meeting to discuss any workplace issues with the Assistant Branch Secretary for Economy from UNISON Birmingham Branch. Tuesday 24th September 2019 Woodcock Street, G08 12.00 to 14.00 This is also an opportunity to elect workplace stewards for finance. Please come along if you have any issues to raise.


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 […]

Announcement on “Equal Pay” payout.

Birmingham Unison has made progress on getting a settlement for members which has been termed “third generation equal pay claims” Members will receive either an e-mail or letter explaining more about this. Please note we do not have the figures for the amounts that may be paid out, but it is thought it will be […]

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting Date: Monday August 12th   Venue:  UNISON Birmingham Branch 19th Floor McLaren Building Priory Queensway   Time: 17.30-19.30   UNISON Disabled Members are welcome to attend the above meeting. If you have any specific access requirements please contact: Philippa Hands: (0121) 464 1048 or 200 7107     […]

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 […]