If you think you or someone you live with has Coronavirus

What should I do if I think I have the symptoms of, or have had, close contact with someone who has had, COVID-19? For the latest information on symptoms, what you should do and how long you should self-isolate, see the “staying at home information” from the NHS. A change to the self-isolation period from […]

Reporting Incidents

Across Birmingham City Council there have been a number of incidents in recent months of aggression from the public. If you have experienced these kinds of incidents it is very important to make sure to fill in incident reports, its not acceptable to feel threatened or attacked in work. We understand some colleagues do not […]

What if I don’t feel my workplace is safe?

We believe that our members should never be in a situation where they might endanger themselves and others in the course of doing their jobs. Putting you in that situation is potentially a breach of health and safety law and may spread coronavirus to people in high-risk groups. As a last resort, when faced with a dangerous […]

Financial Help During Covid-19

What help is available if I am struggling financially? Our charity for members, There for You, has reopened its COVID-19 response fund, offering grants of up to £500 to help those whose household incomes have been affected by coronavirus. You can check if you’re eligible and apply online here. If you are on a low income you […]

Coronavirus: your rights at work

UNISON is working proactively with the UK governments and other bodies to keep you safe at work. On 4 January 2021 national lockdowns were announced for England and Scotland. New guidance has been published on what restrictions are in place and they can be accessed here: The Government’s Advice for England For sector-specific advice see: […]

New Lifelong Learning Project

Firstly, Christmas Greetings to people of all faith and no faith. May you and your families stay safe and well. Lifelong Learning may not be the most important item on our/your agenda currently, but we have been trying to offer some of our learning programmes throughout this year, in spite of the obvious difficulties. UNISON […]

Branch Christmas Wishes & Newsletter

We know this year has been a very difficult one for many of us, but the hard work and determination of Public Services and the members of UNISON must be commended. You have all kept going and kept this city running throughout a very tough year and it is endlessly appreciated. As a Union we […]

Branch Elections 2021

Elections are approaching again, where members can stand for positions in the Branch – there are a number of positions which are up for election each year to ensure that the Branch is run democratically. The timetable for this is agreed by the Branch Committee and all nomination forms need to be in by 12 […]

Women’s Group Christmas Meeting

Unison Birmingham Women’s Group are holding a meeting: Thursday 17th December 2020 18:00 till 19:30 pm To celebrate the last meeting of 2020 we are pleased to be holding a Christmas Quiz Event. With fun, laughter and Christmas cheer; dress up, have a drink, mince pie and pass the time. All welcome, just click on […]

Unite against Islamophobia & Racism

Online Meeting: Unite against Islamophobia & Racism – Oppose Macron’s Attacks Date: Monday 14 December 2020 Time: 6pm Speakers include: • Diane Abbott MP • Marwan Muhammad, Human rights consultant and former Director of Collective Against Islamophobia (CCIF), France • Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP • Wilf Sullivan, TUC Race Equality Officer • Dilowar Khan, London Muslim Centre • […]