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! […]

NJC Pay Ballot

What is the offer? Care workers, refuse collectors, social workers, teaching assistants, street cleaners and so many more go above and beyond every single day. Local government staff keep communities safe, clean and accessible, yet there is often little or no recognition for your hard work. With the cost-of-living skyrocketing to new highs every day, […]

NEC Election Results

The results of the 2023 NEC election are now available. A summary list of the newly elected members is available here. Your West Midlands NEC Representatives: Female Seats Caroline Johnson – Birmingham Branch Mandy Buckley – Birmingham Branch Male Seat Rob Birch Reserved Seat Nici Moran – Birmingham Branch These members will take office following the […]

Is it #TimeFor30?

Young members are moving a rule amendment at National Delegate Conference this year to change the definition of a young member in UNISON from 26 and under to 30 and under. We want to hear your views, so let us know what you think about this at our survey – open to all members – […]

Tax Oil and Gas Giants – Sign the Petition

Oil giants like BP and Shell are amassing colossal profits while the ordinary people struggle to pay skyrocketing energy bills. All because Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is failing to address the gaping loopholes in the windfall tax on oil and gas giants. We cannot let this injustice continue.We need your help to ensure wealth is shared […]

March Against Racism! Saturday 18 March 2023 

National demonstration to coincide with United Nations world anti-racism day and called by the TUC and Stand Up to racism.  Join us on Saturday 18 March 2023  And march with other trade unionists and activists. In UNISON’s year of the Black worker this event will demonstrate our confidence in our values of respect and equality for […]

Justice 4 Dea-John Reid National March

“We call upon everyone in Birmingham and across the country to join the family of 14-year-old black school boy Dea-John Reid murdered in Kingstanding, Birmingham.” Saturday 9th July 2022 1pm – 4pm Twickenham Park, College road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44 0AJ The Campaign and actions: RACE RELATIONS & CIVIL RIGHTS ACT: The group are petitioning for […]

NJC Pay Claim 2022

This NJC pay claim for 2022/23 is made by the Joint Trade Union Side (UNISON, GMB and UNITE) to the Local Government Association. Our claim is for: • A substantial increase with a minimum of £2,000 or the current rate of RPI – whichever is greater – on all spinal column points. In addition: • […]

The Women Chainmakers Festival

Taking place annually on the first Saturday in July, it’s a family friendly event bringing alive memories of the past whilst inspiring visions for the future through street theatre, re-enactments, live metalworking, political stalls and speeches, music, children’s activities and entertainment. Saturday 2nd July 2022 11am – 5.30pm Mary Macarthur Gardens Cradley Heath, B64 5BA […]