Special Q&A Session for Members

On Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 1-2pm Birmingham Branch will be hosting a special Q&A session to talk about pensions and around the Global Day for Climate Justice taking place on Saturday 6th November. The meeting will be held on Zoom. The pension issue ties into the demonstration well, as currently the pension pot which […]

Birmingham COP26 Protest

Birmingham COP26 protest – join the trade union bloc. Saturday 6th November 2021 12 noon Eastside Gardens, Millennium Point The UK Government is hosting “COP26” (the UN global climate summit) in Glasgow this November. This Summit is where world leaders will come together to decide our future. The global climate emergency is here and now, […]

Birmingham Branch September Newsletter

The September Newsletter came out earlier this month – did you get chance to read it? If not see a preview below and click to download the full copy. Click to download the September 2021 Newsletter

The NJC Pay Offer in real terms

The NJC Pay offer in real terms – what it means to you – how much it will affect your salary. The average increase for each grade is below, with what the unions have asked for next to it. This difference is why we are fighting for better and fairer pay – because council and […]

TUC Midlands & Stand Up To Racism 2021 Anti-racism Summit

From TUC Midlands and Stand Up to Racism: We are delighted to be holding our fifth annual anti-racism summit on 18th September 2021, the theme of which is opposing the racist offensive. Saturday 18th September 2021 11am Online Event After the Black Lives Matter movement has shifted the national debate in a positive direction there […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]