Labour to end outsourcing

The Labour Party has announced that it will be ending Council’s outsourcing services to private companies. The recent debacle of Amey having to pay back the Council for a job not done, is one example that private isn’t always the best. The company  will pay £300m over five years to buy its way out of […]

Baxendale quits!

Dawn Baxendale Chief Executive for the Council is to leave her high paying £210,000 a year post after being appointed ,just 16 months ago. She said in a statement that she’s taking up a job in Christchurch New Zealand as she’s wanted to live there for a long time. Whether employees will miss her “weekly […]

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 […]

Women SOG Newsletter July 2019

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Disabled Members News

DISABLED MEMBERS’  CONFERENCE The 2019 UNISON Disabled Members’ Conference takes place from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th November at Brighton Convention Centre Branches and Regions can send delegates to the Conference to debate motions and amendments on issues that affect disabled members  in the workplace. The Birmingham Branch is one of only six Branches that send delegates from […]

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 […]

Young members in UNISON

UNISON has around 63,000 young members. If you are a UNISON member and under 27 years of age you are automatically entitled to participate as a young member. Why not get involved and help us campaign for the issues affecting young workers.

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting

Calling Notice   Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting   Date: Monday March 11th     Venue:  UNISON Birmingham Branch 19th Floor McLaren Building Priory Queensway   Time: 17.30-19.30     UNISON Disabled Members are welcome to attend the above meeting. If you have any specific access requirements please contact:   Philippa Hands: 464 1048 or […]