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 […]

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 – […]

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!