March Against Racism! Saturday 18 March 2023 

National demonstration to coincide with United Nations world anti-racism day and called by the TUC and Stand Up to racism.  Join us on Saturday 18 March 2023  And march with other trade unionists and activists. In UNISON’s year of the Black worker this event will demonstrate our confidence in our values of respect and equality for […]

Retired Members Conference Reports

Four members of Birmingham UNISON Retired Members SOG attended this year’s National Retired Members Conference in Telford in October. The members – Liz Hobbs, Maureen Wade, Brian Allbutt and Eleanor Dixon – listened to a wide range of debates, from the cost-of-living crisis through to the problems in the social care sector. The Birmingham Branch […]

Retired Members Coffee Morning – October 2022

The monthly Retired Members Coffee Morning is due to take place: Wednesday 19th October 2022 11am Birmingham Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, B3 3BS Speaker: Julian Hunt on ‘The History of the Bluebird Toffee factory’ All retired members of UNISON are welcome to attend, socialise, make friends and discuss any matters relevant to the group, […]

Justice 4 Dea-John Reid National March

“We call upon everyone in Birmingham and across the country to join the family of 14-year-old black school boy Dea-John Reid murdered in Kingstanding, Birmingham.” Saturday 9th July 2022 1pm – 4pm Twickenham Park, College road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44 0AJ The Campaign and actions: RACE RELATIONS & CIVIL RIGHTS ACT: The group are petitioning for […]

NJC Pay Claim 2022

This NJC pay claim for 2022/23 is made by the Joint Trade Union Side (UNISON, GMB and UNITE) to the Local Government Association. Our claim is for: • A substantial increase with a minimum of £2,000 or the current rate of RPI – whichever is greater – on all spinal column points. In addition: • […]

Retired Members Summer Newsletter

The Retired Members Summer newsletter is out now. Featuring these items: Protest – ‘We demand better’ – join the TUC demonstration Saturday 18th June. Coffee mornings are back on! The battles at Starbucks. Don’t fall for scammers. Out on the lakes. Quiz: get the brain cells working. Day trip to Ludlow – Wednesday 20th July. […]

The Women Chainmakers Festival

Taking place annually on the first Saturday in July, it’s a family friendly event bringing alive memories of the past whilst inspiring visions for the future through street theatre, re-enactments, live metalworking, political stalls and speeches, music, children’s activities and entertainment. Saturday 2nd July 2022 11am – 5.30pm Mary Macarthur Gardens Cradley Heath, B64 5BA […]

We Demand Better, Enough is Enough Protest

Everything is going up but our wages. Ministers partied while people died. Now they do nothing while living standards plummet and P&O lays off hundreds of workers on the spot. Its time for a new deal for working people, real help with energy bills and a pay rise. The Government needs to act now! Join […]

Let’s remember those who have died because of their work

On International Workers’ Memorial Day, let us all take a minute to remember how precious life is and the cost that many workers pay every year, around the globe. Today, on International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD), UNISON and the whole trade union movement will lead the way in showing respect for all those who have […]

Big Power Off – Hitting Greedy Energy Companies in the Profits

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) Sheffield came up with the idea off the Big Power Off protest for the 1st of April 2022. An innovative way that people can protest from home against the steep gas and electric price rises. After all, it’s really important that people are protesting against the costs but so many […]