WASPI Bus pass news

We’ve been supporting the WASPI campaign at Birmingham Branch. There is now an announcement about Bus Passes being available. Are you a West Midlands woman born between 6/03/1954 and 05/11/1954? if so you are eligible for a Women’s Bus and Metro Pass valid from 02/07/2019. apply Now online at Network West Midlands or call 0345 […]

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 […]

Updated ! August and September Courses!

August 2019 UNISON Birmingham Branch will be offering the following training workshops , which are open to all:- Tuesday 6th August 2019 1.30-4.00 Stress Management & Meditation  Tuesday 20th August  2019  1.30 – 4.00 Stress Management  Wednesday 21st  August  2019  1.30 – 4.00 Dementia Awareness Workshop September 2019 Activist Courses at Regional West Mids Branch Birmingham […]

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 […]

“Scrooge” card delivered to Council Leader

Striking Home Care workers declared Council leader Ian Ward a “Scrooge” for his attitude to Home Care workers who are continuing to try to get the message over that they are being treated badly by a Council who wants to cut their pay and hours. They marched to the Council House today (11/12/18) to deliver […]

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!

Normal remuneration

Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 588 19 September 2018 It is well established in law that workers are entitled to be paid “normal remuneration” when their holiday pay is being calculated. In Flowers and ors v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that holiday pay should also include […]

Receipt of Notice

Although an employment contract has to state the length of notice of termination, it does not have to state how notice should be given. In Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, the Supreme Court held that, as employers and employees need to know whether and when employment had come to an end, receipt […]

Pay Progression – Deemed Acceptance

Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 578 11 July 2018 Although it is not always easy for courts to know when to infer acceptance by an employee of a change to their terms and conditions, the Court of Appeal held in Abrahall and ors v Nottingham City Council and anor that if there is […]