Children’s Social Services Commissioner not needed now.

 A government appointed commissioner is no longer needed to run Birmingham’s children’s services. A series of child deaths saw the service branded a “national disgrace” and it has been rated as inadequate since 2008. Ofsted has since judged children’s social care services as good. The Department for Education has issued a revised statutory direction to […]

Women’s group film evening.

The Women’s Group are having a film evening on July 31st The movie that  will be showing is On The Basis Of Sex. The film tells an inspiring, true story that follows lawyer Ruth Bader as she tries to bring a ground-breaking case to the supreme court that will overturn a century of gender discrimination. popcorn and […]

WASPI event success!

The recent meeting WASPI (Women Against State Pension Injustice) information session for West Midlands members held at the Regional Centre in Birmingham was a success. Indeed comments about the issue , has been inundating our Facebook page, with hundreds of engagements and many comments.. The event was well attended and Carol Garfield (Assistant Branch Secretary – […]

Branch officers win NEC seats!

Birmingham Branch has officers that have been elected to serve on Unison’s National Executive Council. The recent election results have been published and  Branch Secretary Caroline Johnson has been elected to the female West Midlands seat. Our Young Members Officer (and joint Communications Officer) Nicola Moran is elected for the female Young Members seat. Candidates will […]

Women’s Group Meetings 2019

Below are the dates for your diaries, for the Women’s SOG meetings in 2019 – Wednesday 30th January – 5-6pm – At this meeting there will be  debate on the emergency motion for Women’s conference on the threat that is faced by the withdrawal of the free TV licence on retired women members. Wednesday 27th […]

We are 25!

Unison celebrated 25 years on Saturday 15th December and we had a party at Ladywood Social Club. There was food and a disco and of course, the cake!

New home care strike and protest

Once again there will be a march and strike rally to defend the Homecare service.  It’s this Saturday 15th September 12 noon in Victoria Square, Birmingham. The Council want to make cuts to the service and change working conditions for Home carers, which may see workers losing £11,000 a year,  all this whilst they pay external […]

Watch our film about our glorious members

It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born. The merger of COHSE, NALGO and NUPE created the UK’s public service union. The UK’s biggest and most accomplished union.