Photograph of Caroline and Carol with Ian Ward at Downing Street

Pay Up Now 2020

  Branch Secretary , Caroline Johnson and Assistant Branch Secretary  (Education) , Carol Garfield travelled from Birmingham to Downing Street with Ian Ward, the leader of Birmingham council on 24th October 2019 to call for fair pay for local government workers. They delivered a letter calling for £10 per hour minimum wage and a 10% […]

Stars In Our Schools – time to say thanks to unsung heroes

School support staff are vital to help children learn, keep them safe and healthy and keep the school running smoothly.  Yet they don’t get the attention they deserve despite making up half the school workforce.  Schools are encouraged to hold assemblies, coffee mornings or sports afternoons, invite MP’s, hold a dressing up day, quizzes, etc., […]

Women’s Group meeting dates

Wednesday 30th October 2019 – jewellery making 5.30pm – 7.30 pm Wednesday 27th November 2019 – activity to be confirmed 5.30pm Wednesday 18th December 2019 – activity to be confirmed 5.30pm contact: mandy.buckley@birminghamunison.co.uk    

Women’s Group Cheshire Oaks Trip

Saturday 2 November 2019 Cheshire Oaks Shopping Outlet, Kinsey Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 9JJ Coach leaving McClaren House at 8.30 a.m., leaves Chehire Oaks at 4pm. Booking advised. Contact Mandy Buckley (Women’s Officer)  for details. mandy.buckley@birminghamunison.co.uk or call 01221 200 3331

black history month

Black Members Group London Trip in celebration of Future Generations

Friday 18th October 2019 11am- 5pm UNISON Centre, 130 Euston road, Kings cross, London NW1 2AY We will be acknowledging the contribution of young Black achievers in Britain and also looking forward to the next generation with the Young Black Member Award presentation. There will be guest speakers, music, poetry and dispays of dance and […]

Unison support for Climate Change activists

On Friday 20th September 2019 there were Climate Change protests across the globe, with Youth Strike 4 Climate leading the way. The young activists asked working people to come out on strike with them for the planet. The Branch showed support to the demonstrators by protesting outside the Council House with the other Trade Unions […]

Disability awareness theatre production coming soon.

UNISON event in collaboration with Hubbub and Face Up Theatre to celebrate  the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday December 2nd 1.00-4.00 At the Studio Theatre in the Library of Birmingham With funding from UNISON’s General Political Fund and in collaboration with Hubbub and Face Up Theatre UNISON Birmingham Branch has organised a […]

Disability workshop event

UNISON Workshop in collaboration with Hubbub and Face Up Theatre on Friday October 11th 1.00-4.00 At HDL Room in the Library of Birmingham With funding from UNISON’s General Political Fund and in collaboration with Hubbub and Face Up Theatre UNISON Birmingham Branch has organised a workshop to highlight the discrimination disabled people still face to […]

Pay Up Now campaign meeting

The PAY UP NOW campaign to all members PAY UP NOW members meeting 050919 .We will be holding meeting at 10 Woodcock st, G13 (ground floor) on Thursday 05/09/2019 from 12.30pm. The Local Government Association (LGA) is consulting councils on our pay claim and holding a series of regional meetings in September and October.  Make […]

Friendship festival fun!

Birmingham Unison’s Friendship festival was held at Martineau Gardens, Edgbaston on Saturday 31st August. The event was attended by both old and young ,with music led by Donald McCombie’s Gospel Bell and friends, Blue Smoke Union with their set of Americana songs  and poetry readings , a Tai Chi session and even a short joke […]