Update – Women’s & Black Members Trip to Liverpool

On Saturday 30th September, Birmingham Branch Women’s and Black Members SOG’s held a joint group trip to Liverpool  to celebrate the Year of Black Workers. The trip was to attend the International Slavery Museum, with some free time afterward. Despite the bad weather, all 56 people who attended said they had a great time. Tracey […]

NJC Pay Update

Explaining the delay with your pay Since the start of this year, UNISON has been working on securing a fair pay increase for council and school workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We appreciate that the wait to receive that increase has been challenging, and we want to thank you for your patience as […]

Unite in Solidarity: Joint Union Rally on September 25th

Dear Birmingham Unison Members, I trust this message finds you well. As you know, Birmingham City Council is facing unprecedented challenges, including Tory government commissioners taking over for up to 5 years. This could result in a fire sale of valuable assets, including iconic institutions like the Library of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art […]

Protest the Tory Party Conference

Birmingham UNISON are supporting the National demonstration, protesting the Tory Party conference on Sunday 1st October 2023. With that, we we have 10 seats on a coach to Manchester: places available for UNISON members on a first come first served basis, please email info@birminghamunison.co.uk info@birminghamunison.co.uk  

Able Futures Mental Health Support Service

“If you live with mental health difficulties, you know there are good days and bad days. You also know the bad days can affect you at work. You probably find it hard to focus or perform at your best. The aim of Able Futures is to help you enjoy more good days. Access to Work […]

Branch Vacancy – LGBT+ Officer

We currently have a Branch vacancy for the LGBT+ Officer role, this is an important role within our equalities Self Organised Groups.   Equality is at the heart of UNISON. We challenge discrimination and win equality in the workplace and beyond. Everyone shares responsibility for equality in UNISON.   But our equality work includes groups […]

Reports from National Conference 2023

This year the Branch sent a number of delegates to Local Government and National Delegate Conference in June. Many of our delegates to the conference wrote reports of their experiences, to read their reports, click below for the full document. Branch Conference Reports 2023

Branch Newsletter August 2023

The Birmingham Branch newsletter for August is out now. The newsletter has information on: UNISON DBS Survey Further cuts to train services – and trying to stop them. The presentation of honorary UNISON membership to Dr Neville Lawrence at National Delegate Conference 2023. High Court finding strike breaking legislation – rules unlawful. Unison is 30! […]

Government must raise ‘out-of-date’ mileage rates for struggling public service staff, says UNISON.

Mileage rates are woefully out of date. Research shows that the ‘mileage gap’ is costing NHS, social care, police and local government employees up to £6,000 a year Out-of-date mileage rates are leaving frontline workers out of pocket, with some of the lowest-paid workers losing up to £6,000 a year, UNISON can reveal. Using UNISON […]

Branch Newsletter – June 2023

The Birmingham Branch June newsletter has now been published, click below to download a copy: Unison Birmingham Branch Newsletter June 2023 Including articles on: Rise up to get pay up – NJC pay campaign Taxing oil and gas giants An equalities page with updates from the self organised groups UNISON free accidental death cover Upcoming […]