School Uniform Grants 2021

Applications for the UNISON There for You school uniform grant have opened today (Thursday 1st July 2021). If you are a member and you are experiencing financial difficulties, whether due to coronavirus or other circumstances, There for You can offer you support, including one-off grants. Struggling to make ends meet? Worried about back to school […]

UNISON NEC Election Results & Presidential Team

UNISON’s NEC election results were announced on the National UNISON website on Friday 11th June 2021 – you can find a full list of those elected on this page: Summary list of elected NEC members These members took office following the end of Special Delegate Conference 2021. The term of office will run until the […]

Disabled Members Conference 2021

A message from the Branch Disabled Members Officer, Philippa Hands regarding Disabled Members Conference 2021: “I’ve been notified by the Branch Secretary that there is a proposal to hold a physical Disabled Members’ Conference from: Saturday 30th October until Monday 1st November 2021. The Conference will be held in Liverpool at the BT Centre at […]

Women’s SOG – Picnic in the Park

Birmingham Women’s Self Organised Group invites women members to join them for a socially distanced picnic in the park. Saturday 26th June 2021 12pm-3pm Cannon Hill Park Meeting Point: Outside Midlands Art Centre (MAC) in the park at 12pm. A Packed Lunch will be provided for all members! Bring picnic blankets or something comfy to […]

After Covid: Demand a New Normal!

This Government: Corrupt, Negligent, Not Fit For Purpose! After Covid: Demand a New Normal! National Demonstration, Saturday 26 June 2021. 12pm, Portland Place, London WC1 (Tube: Oxford Circus/Great Portland St). Saturday 26 June will bring together the whole of the progressive movement to relaunch an opposition to this disastrous government. Support is flooding in from […]

Bring back face coverings to limit school Covid disruption

Education unions issue joint statement Four education unions representing teachers and support staff on Tuesday calling on the government to reinstate face coverings in schools to limit coronavirus spread. With infections on the rise once more, the unions have issued a joint statement demanding a range of safety measures to keep education on track and […]

LGBT+ Self Organised Group Meeting

All members of the Branch who identify as LGBT+ are invited to attend this meeting. Monday 14th June 2021 6pm-7pm On Microsoft Teams Agenda Welcoming new members/apologies Workplace Issues Wellbeing During Lockdown Events (funds of £1000) AOB The meeting will take place through the Microsoft Teams platform after discussion with members identified that more colleagues […]

UNISON joins the fight over proper use of health data

The government has announced its intention to take a copy of the entire GP-recorded medical history of patients in England from this summer – in part for commercial use. There has been no public consultation on the plans, though some details have now been published by NHS Digital. The full list of sensitive information or ‘codes’ that […]

LGPS Divestment Campaign for Palestine Solidarity

The Local Government Pension scheme makes investments to create returns and keep the pension pot able to pour for the next person. Unfortunately some of the investments that are made with the fund are with companies that are in breach of the United Nations Guiding principles on Business and Human Rights. These investments have an […]

Happy Pride Month

We at Birmingham UNISON would like to wish our LGBT+ members and non members a very happy pride month. Birmingham Pride will be taking place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2021, it was postponed from May this year due to the current and ongoing crisis, the team worked on different scenarios to make […]