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 […]

LGBT+ Self Organised Group Meeting

All members of the Branch who identify as LGBT+ are invited to attend this meeting. Monday 14th June 2021 6pm-7pm On Microsoft Teams Agenda Welcoming new members/apologies Workplace Issues Wellbeing During Lockdown Events (funds of £1000) AOB The meeting will take place through the Microsoft Teams platform after discussion with members identified that more colleagues […]

Happy Pride Month

We at Birmingham UNISON would like to wish our LGBT+ members and non members a very happy pride month. Birmingham Pride will be taking place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2021, it was postponed from May this year due to the current and ongoing crisis, the team worked on different scenarios to make […]

Online Learning Opportunities

UNISON has lots of forthcoming online learning opportunities for members. These are a great opportunity to consider for your continual professional development. There has been a slight decline in the uptake of training, but there are lots of courses on offer that may be of interest, and the list is updated regularly. All courses with […]

UNISON NEC ELECTIONS 2021

From the 4th to 27th May this year you will have the opportunity to vote to determine who sits on UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC). UNISON Birmingham Branch has nominated the following people because we believe they are committed to ensuring our union challenges Government nationally and won’t leave members and Branches to fight alone. […]

Farewell from Donald McCombie, Lifelong Learning Coordinator

Sadly, I have to say farewell as the Branch Lifelong Learning Coordinator. The Tory Government has ended the Union Learning Fund (ULF). The ULF was created in 1998 by the then Labour Government and has provided workplace learning to thousands of workers on hundreds of subjects. This is a blatantly political attack on union learning […]

The Importance of Trade Unions for Disabled Workers

We have been going through an unprecedented time, where we have been tested on many levels. Beliefs and values have been tested along with relationships in our lives. One belief that is unwavering though is that disabled people should have fair treatment in society and in work. If the systems we live with in the […]

Easter Bank Holiday

As we approach a bank holiday weekend, those of us at UNISON Birmingham Branch want to wish you a peaceful and positive weekend, if you are working – thank you for keeping services running. To those who celebrate – we wish you a Happy Easter. Working hard and keeping services going for a year of […]

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 […]