UN Anti Racism Day

Stand Up To Racism West Midlands online rally against racism. Tuesday 2nd March 7pm  On zoom Join in to hear from people involved in the struggle against all forms of racism and to build support for UN Anti Racism Day. With: Lee Barron, TUC Salma Yaqoob, Political Activist Charlie Willaims, Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice […]

Women’s Group Newsletter

Mandy Buckley, the Women’s Officer has produced the below newsletter for February 2021 for the Women’s Group, with details about the AGM, future events and meetings. Click to open the Women’s SOG Newsletter

UNISON calls for a 10% pay rise for all Local Government workers

UNISON, GMB and Unite on Monday lodged a pay claim for all council and school workers employed on NJC pay in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The claim calls for a substantial increase, with a minimum of 10% on all spinal column points, from 1 April 2021. Context of our claim: Local government workers have […]

Women’s Group Meeting

We are pleased to have an amazing speaker Michele Barzey with an Introduction to Black British History. The evening will focus with the emphasis on female composers, including Shirley J Thompson. The first half of the session will be an overview of history, where the second part will focus on past and present composers. The evening is set […]

Empowering Women In UNISON Live

UNISON usual Women’s Conference for 2021 has had to be rethought due to the ongoing risks of Covid-19. In place of the conference Empowering Women in UNISON Live has been organised by the National Women’s Committee with lots of important and passionate speakers on women’s issues and empowering women. 17th – 20th February 2021 Online […]

A School Stewards Poem

Unison, Zoom, WhatsApp Group and Me In compliance with the country’s health orders, Restricting in-person meetings, restrictions on boarders. We meet via Zoom a collection of characters, Righting the wrongs of the education parameters. Checking our emails for the details of the link, Carol at the helm, making us think. Coffee brewing, pens and notes pads […]

Grief and Bereavement Training

National UNISON have arranged for Grief and Bereavement training for UNISON members. The sessions will be delivered by Cruse, the UK’s largest bereavement charity. The dates of these sessions are: Wednesday 17th February 2021 at 10:15am Monday 1st March 2021 at 14:15 pm Friday 19th March 2021 at 10:15am Thursday 1st April 2021 at 14:15pm […]

Retired Members Health Survey Results

Birmingham UNISON Retired Members Section set up a survey to see if anecdotal evidence that older members of the community are getting a reduced health service because of the pandemic is backed by clear evidence. The survey is a response to the growing number of our members (who are in the 60 plus age group) […]

Members Meeting – Covid-19 Vaccine

As the vaccination programme for Covid-19 continues, there finally seems to be a light at the end of a long and difficult tunnel. Estimates suggest that three quarters of us will need to be vaccinated to reach population immunity. How many people will agree to be vaccinated? Are some groups more likely to agree than […]

Women’s SOG AGM

Birmingham Branch Women’s Self Organised Group  Annual General Meeting Thursday 11th March 2021 18:00 – 19:00 pm The Annual General Meeting is where the Women’s Group hold elections for the Women’s Officer, Chair and Secretary. The Women’s Officer post comes with one facility day each week, the secretary and chair do not have facility time. […]