Cornavirus and Schools

We have been made aware of a small number of instances where schools have been closed due to a potential risk of exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID19) and where school cleaners were told to do a ‘deep clean’ of the schools. UNISON regions have rightly intervened to stop our members being put at potential risk. […]

International Women’s Day Event

To celebrate International Women’s day UNISON Birmingham branch have brought together some fantastic speakers including Angela Rayner – MP (and currently in the running for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party), and UNISON’s own Carol Sewell from the NEC as well as other amazing women. Come along for an interesting event at the Rep. Get […]

An Evening of Anti-Racist Politics and Culture

Birmingham Stand Up to Racism invites you to an evening of Anti-Racist Politics and Culture on: Tuesday 3rd March 7pm  Eden Bar 116 Sherlock St Birmingham B5 6NB (Corner of Hurst Street) 7pm – speakers/music/poetry 8.30pm – open mic – bring your voice/guitar/poems. Hosted by Roger Mckenzie, Unison Assistant General Secretary. With: Kevin Courtney NEU […]

Pay 2020-Keep up the Pressure – What you need to do now!

Initial 2% pay offer rejected As you know, earlier this month UNISON and the other local government unions rejected an initial offer of a 2% pay rise from the employers’ (represented by the Local Government Association). Our claim was for a new minimum rate of £10 an hour, and 10% for everybody else. We also […]

Women’s Self Organised Group – Gong Bath Meditation

Lie down in a candlelit room with a snug blanket and pillow whilst the gongs sounds and vibrations wash through and over you. This truly beautiful experience is like no other and will take you on a wonderful journey to your inner peace. Releasing stress and tension leaving you feeling blissfully at peace in body […]

Clean Air Zone Exemptions

The following message has been shared with BCC staff this week: Birmingham City Council staff who are eligible for resident, worker, or fleet vehicle exemptions for the Clean Air Zone can be the first to apply. Following the launch of the Government vehicle checker last week, a phased roll out of the exemption application process […]

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Will you be effected by the Clean Air Zone?

The Council’s idea for less pollution in th city is to designate a Clean Air Zone . This will start in July 1st 2020  and there are some meetings being held to inform the public about it. On Wednesday, 12 February  9am – 6pm and Saturday, 15 February 10am – 4pm ,  the banquet suite […]

Initial local government pay offer rejected – talks continue

The National Joint Council (NJC) Executive met on February 5th, for the employers to respond to the trade unions’ local government pay claim for 2020. Our claim was for a new minimum rate of £10 an hour, and 10% for everybody else. We also asked for improvements in annual leave and working hours, and joint […]

Your Views on NJC Pay Claim 2020 Urgently Needed

UNISON Birmingham Branch are seeking your views on local government pay and conditions 2020. As your negotiators it is vital that we know what you think. For more on the offer see Some of you will have responded via an online survey which has been part of an e-mail sent. However, if you have […]