Covid-19 education closures – from UNISON National

Following government decisions to close schools, colleges and early years settings from the end of Friday 20 March, UNISON continues to have discussions with government departments and employers across the UK about the implications for staff. The government is asking schools, and all childcare providers, to provide care for children who are vulnerable, and children […]

Schools and the virus -update

Teacher Unions called on Ofsted to cancel school inspections as the Coronavirus spreads. Amanda Spelman, the leaders of the National Education Union said they were “very concerned” the watchdog still plans to carry out school inspections. As a result of talks today, Ofsted has been given permission by the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, to temporarily […]

International Women’s Day 2020

On Saturday 7th March, the Branch Women’s Self Organised Group held our International Women’s Day event. It was a wonderful celebration of Women, sisterhood and what we can achieve as women; With great speakers and questions from the attendees the feeling in the room was positively unexplainable. It was incredibly empowering and a very friendly, […]

Black Members SOG Meeting

Black Members Self Organised Group Meeting: Tuesday 10th March 2020 – 5.30-7pm at Birmingham Branch.

World Book Day at Birmingham Branch

For World Book Day some of Birmingham Branch’s Officers and Senior Stewards dressed up to raise money for Cancer Research, so the fun costumes were all for a good cause. We had a Cat in the Hat, Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Little Red Riding Hood and Pocahontas as well as a visit from Dr […]

Cornavirus and Schools

We have been made aware of a small number of instances where schools have been closed due to a potential risk of exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID19) and where school cleaners were told to do a ‘deep clean’ of the schools. UNISON regions have rightly intervened to stop our members being put at potential risk. […]

International Women’s Day Event

To celebrate International Women’s day UNISON Birmingham branch have brought together some fantastic speakers including Angela Rayner – MP (and currently in the running for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party), and UNISON’s own Carol Sewell from the NEC as well as other amazing women. Come along for an interesting event at the Rep. Get […]

An Evening of Anti-Racist Politics and Culture

Birmingham Stand Up to Racism invites you to an evening of Anti-Racist Politics and Culture on: Tuesday 3rd March 7pm  Eden Bar 116 Sherlock St Birmingham B5 6NB (Corner of Hurst Street) 7pm – speakers/music/poetry 8.30pm – open mic – bring your voice/guitar/poems. Hosted by Roger Mckenzie, Unison Assistant General Secretary. With: Kevin Courtney NEU […]

Pay 2020-Keep up the Pressure – What you need to do now!

Initial 2% pay offer rejected As you know, earlier this month UNISON and the other local government unions rejected an initial offer of a 2% pay rise from the employers’ (represented by the Local Government Association). Our claim was for a new minimum rate of £10 an hour, and 10% for everybody else. We also […]

Women’s Self Organised Group – Gong Bath Meditation

Lie down in a candlelit room with a snug blanket and pillow whilst the gongs sounds and vibrations wash through and over you. This truly beautiful experience is like no other and will take you on a wonderful journey to your inner peace. Releasing stress and tension leaving you feeling blissfully at peace in body […]