Branch Vacancy – Young Members Officer

The Branch has a vacancy opening up for a Young Members Officer, as the person currently in post is aging out of Young Members (turning 27 this year) and the post was not filled before our Branch AGM. The Young Members Officer is an important role, bringing young voices to the branch is vital in […]

UN Anti-Racism Day

#WorldAgainstRacism Day of Action Saturday 20th March 1pm #TakeTheKnee – 5pm Online Rally The #WorldAgainstRacism international day of action this Saturday 20 March comes in the wake of the shocking events of the last few days that have again highlighted the discrimination and inequality at the heart of our society. The police response to the Clapham Common vigil for […]

Branch Equality Survey

The Branch is currently conducting an equality survey of members’ experiences during lockdown. The survey is being conducted using survey gismo and runs until Wednesday 31st March. If you have not received this email with a link to the survey please check your junk or trash in case it has gone there. Alternatively, go to […]

Branch Successes March 2021

Each month Birmingham UNISON Branch has a Branch Executive meeting with all Branch Officers and senior steward representatives from each directorate, at this meeting we have begun discussing our successes and good news stories so you, the members can see the good we try to do each and every day for our members. So here […]

Government policies failing women on flexible working, says UNISON

Pandemic has highlighted need for new arrangements. Women on the frontline need increased support from government to make their working lives more manageable including control over when, where and how long they work, says UNISON (Monday 8th March). On International Women’s Day today, the union – which represents more than a million female employees including in the NHS, […]

Black Members SOG AGM

Birmingham Branch Black Members Self-Organized Group Annual General Meeting Friday 12th March 2021 5.30 – 7pm Via Zoom The Black Members Self Organised Group AGM was rescheduled to the above date and will take place this year via Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The agenda will be minimum with the main focus on the election’s […]

LGBT+ AGM

The LGBT+ Annual General Meeting is due to take place on: Tuesday 23th March 2021 6pm-7pm Agenda 1. Welcoming new members/apologies 2. Job Description for LGBT SOG Officer 3. Workplace Issues 5. Wellbeing During Lockdown 6. LGBT Conference 6. Elections 7. AOB The meeting is arranged via Zoom, for meeting information please contact the office […]

Safer Schools Plan – UNISON’s recommendations

UNISON’s recommendations for safer re-opening of schools in England The government announced on 27 January that it hopes to re-open schools in England on 8 March. UNISON believes that school re-opening should only happen when the science says it is safe, when school risk assessments have been updated, and when appropriate safety measures have been […]

A ‘big bang’ reopening of schools is ‘unnecessary and reckless’, says UNISON

UNISON says a phased return in English schools – as in Scotland and Wales – would protect both pupils and staff. UNISON has questioned the Westminster government’s plan for the reopening of all schools in England, announced by the Prime Minister this afternoon (Monday) and has urged a more cautious phased return for pupils and […]

Branch Annual General Meeting

The Birmingham Branch AGM will be taking place virtually this year on Zoom. Tuesday 9th March 2021 5.30-7pm On Zoom The AGM is the meeting where we ratify the Branch Officer elections, agree the annual accounts for the branch, elect the branch delegations to Local Government Conference and National Delegate Conference, Regional Council and Birmingham […]