Black Members & Women’s Group Joint Meeting

UNISON Black members and Women’s Group present an evening with Andrea Maynard-Brade, discussing domestic violence. Wednesday 29th September 2021 17:30 – 19:00 On Zoom Andrea Maynard-Brade will be speaking on domestic violence, her autobiography ‘Suffering in Silence’, her new book ‘Surviving Queens’ and future activities. There will be an opportunity for members to discuss and […]

Special Delegate Conference Reports

UNISON’s Special Virtual Local Government Conference took place on 13th June, with Special Delegate Conference then taking place digitally over two and a half days (15th-17th). The conferences were policy making conferences to replace the normal annual in person Local Government Conference and National Delegate Conference that could not take place in their usual form […]

Updated Social Work England Fitness to Practise Guidance

UNISON has worked with the social worker regulator Social Work England (SWE) to update SWE’s fitness to practise referral guidance for employers and social workers. The updated guides are in links below. There is improved synergy and read-across between the two guidance documents. UNISON views these documents as ‘two faces of the same coin’. There should […]

BCC Women’s Wellbeing Wednesday’s

Caroline Johnson recently met with the lead for the BCC menopause support group – who shared the Birmingham City Council ‘Women’s Wellbeing Wednesdays’ which we thought would be of interest to our members: Together with the Active Wellbeing Society and the This Girl Can campaign we bring ’Women’s Wellbeing Wednesdays’, with a focus on menopause and […]

COP26 – Climate Change and the United Nations

The Glasgow COP26 in November is fast approaching and the eyes of the world will be watching intently. What is COP26? It is the 26th ‘Conference Of the Parties’, which is a United Nations summit. Why is it important? It is the place where the United Nations will discuss the effects of Climate Change upon […]

LGBT+ September Meeting

An LGBT+ Self Organised Group meeting has been arranged for the below date, the meeting is arrange to discuss any issues relevant to the LGBT+ group in a safe space, discuss LGBT+ conference, events and any other business. Tuesday 14th September 2021 6pm-7pm The meeting will take place on Microsoft Teams (after discussion it would […]

UNISON COVID-19 Impact Report

Most of us have lived our lives in peace and prosperity. We took for granted that we would have enough food on the table, good health care when we needed it, schools for our children to learn in and parks for them to play in – and freedom from the fear of the deadly diseases […]

Retired Members Summer Newsletter

The Retired Members Summer newsletter is out now. Featuring these items:  The retired members picnic Under Attack – the coming cuts Going soon – the landline National Windrush Day A Funny Old World Defend the Triple Lock A quiz There is more too, click here to download the newsletter: Retired Members Summer Newsletter

Retired Members Picnic in the Park

From the Retired Members group: For once in the past 18 months there does seem at last to be light at the end of the tunnel. So to celebrate our first ‘human contact’, we’ve arranged a picnic in the park at the: Martineau Gardens Wednesday 18th August 2021 1.30 – 3.30pm Priory Road, Edgbaston, B5 […]

Updated Guidance – COVID-19 and disabled, shielding or other vulnerable workers

UNISON has updated the guidance on COVID-19 and disabled, shielding and vulnerable workers. If you are disabled, pregnant, over 70 or have an underlying health condition you should take extra precautions to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic and may previously have been told to ‘shield’. People who are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised may be particularly […]