Black Members SOG AGM

Calling Notice Black Members Self Organised Group Annual General Meeting. Tuesday 27th February 2024 18:00 – 20:00 At the Branch Office – 19th Floor, The McLaren Building, 46 The Priory Queensway, B4 7LR Agenda: Welcome & housekeeping Annual financial reports Conference report Constitution Elections AOB The posts up for election at the meeting are: Black […]

Birmingham Branch AGM

We would like to invite all members of our Branch to attend our  Annual General Meeting that is taking place on: Wednesday 6th March 2024 At 5pm UNISON West Midlands, Livery Street, B3 2PA This is your opportunity as a member of UNISON to see what the branch has achieved over the last 12 months […]

LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month and the theme for this year is Medicine – #UnderTheScope. The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. Who is LGBT+ History Month for? LGBT+ History Month is for everyone; whether you work in education, a museum, a library or […]

Help Save Birmingham City Council

The government caused this. Help us make them put it right. Birmingham City Council is facing an unprecedented financial crisis which, if it isn’t sorted, will result in major cuts to vital services and thousands of job losses. This isn’t the result of financial mismanagement by the Council. Since 2014/5 government funding has fallen by […]

The financial crisis in Birmingham

The council forecast an overspend of £87million for this financial year (23/24), and a gap of £164m for 2024/5. Councillors have come up with a savings programme to address this budget gap and need to find over £250m worth of savings over the next 12 months. That means cuts to services. The current situation is […]

Year of Black Workers Legacy and Change Memorabilia

2023 was the Year of Black Workers in UNISON, which empowered Black members, their allies and the union. The year focused on ensuring that everyone is committed to challenging racism and discrimination in the workplace. The Legacy and Change Memorabilia booklet has been created to celebrate the work done by members locally, regionally and nationally. […]

Women, Neurodiversity and Reasonable Adjustments

The National Disabled Members Committee are holding a webinar to mark International Women’s Day where you will be able to hear from UNISON women members living with neurodiversity and autism. This is an opportunity to find out first-hand how reasonable adjustments at work can help neurodiverse women to achieve their potential. Tuesday 12th March 2024 […]

Protect the right to strike as the Tories act to axe workers’ rights

Protect the right to strike march and rally. Join the TUC-organised march and rally in Cheltenham on Saturday 27th January 2024. Forty years ago, GCHQ workers were banned from joining a trade union. Twenty-seven years ago they won back that right. Today, the Conservative government is attempting to restrict the right to strike for over […]

Branch Attends the Big Birmingham Demo

On Saturday 20th January 2024 the Branch took part in ‘Birmingham’s biggest protest’ Thousands turned up to March from Sparkhill to the City Centre, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The peace rally gathered near the Bullring at St Martin’s Square, with former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn in attendance to speak and thank everyone for […]

Disabled Members AGM – February 2024

Calling Notice Disabled Members Annual General Meeting – at this meeting the election will take place for the Disabled Members Officer, along with other posts within the group.  Monday 12th February 2024 18:00 – 19:30 Zoom Virtual Meeting The following positions will be elected at the meeting: Disabled Members Officer Chair of the group Secretary […]