Menopause Survey

Menopause Survey The branch Women’s self-organised group have decided to try and get the council to have a proper policy on the menopause.  It was agreed at Branch Committee in August to submit a draft policy to HR. We want to back that up with a survey to show that a policy is needed. Members […]

Welfare Officer Seminar

Regional Unison is running a seminar for Welfare Officers or people interested in becoming Welfare Officers. Please download the forms (.pdf) below Friday, 4 October 2019 Time: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm Location: UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA. This Regional Welfare Seminar is for all Branch Welfare Officers. The […]

Constructive knowledge

Constructive knowledge Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 632 07 August 2019 Even if they do not have actual knowledge that an employee has a disability, employers can be held to have constructive knowledge of one. In Kelly v Royal Mail Group Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the employer could not […]

NORMAL REMUNERATION case regarding Overtime

Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 632 07 August 2019 It is well established in law that workers are entitled to be paid “normal remuneration” when their holiday pay is calculated. In Flowers and ors v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Court of Appeal held that holiday pay should also include voluntary overtime […]

Workplace Meeting for Members In Finance

A meeting to discuss any workplace issues with the Assistant Branch Secretary for Economy from UNISON Birmingham Branch. Tuesday 24th September 2019 Woodcock Street, G08 12.00 to 14.00 This is also an opportunity to elect workplace stewards for finance. Please come along if you have any issues to raise.

Training Workshops in September

UNISON Birmingham Branch will be offering the following training workshops , which are open to all:  Introduction to Climate Change Friday 20th September 2019 2.30 – 4.30. Interview Skills/Get that job Monday 23rd September 2019 1.30-4.00. Stress Management & Tai Chi Tuesday 24th September 2019 1.30-4.00.  Dementia Awareness workshop Thursday 26th September 2 019 1.30 […]

August 2019 Newsletter – Climate Emergency Special

The latest Branch newsletter is below, in this special Climate Emergency issue we discuss the impact on the planet that climate change is having, the solutions and ways we can be more sustainable. Unison Birmingham Branch Newsletter August 2019

Retired Members Newsletter – Summer 2019

Please click the link below to open the retired members newsletter: Retired members newsletter Summer 2019

UNISON Flags

UNISON calls for £10 an hour minimum wage and 10% more pay

UNISON calls for the bottom NJC pay point to be £10 per hour and a 10% pay rise on other pay points UNISON, GMB and Unite today lodged the following pay claim for all council and school workers employed on NJC pay in England, Wales and Northern Ireland:  A real living wage of £10 […]

Announcement on “Equal Pay” payout.

Birmingham Unison has made progress on getting a settlement for members which has been termed “third generation equal pay claims” Members will receive either an e-mail or letter explaining more about this. Please note we do not have the figures for the amounts that may be paid out, but it is thought it will be […]