Pensions Roadshow

The pension roadshow bus is back on tour across the West Midlands, why not come along and bring your pension queries? They will be at Woodcock street on: Wednesday 20th September 10am – 3pm Opposite the Sack of Potatoes Pub Fund officers will be available to offer general scheme information. They will assist you with: […]

UNISON urges government to make schools safe now

Scores of schools that could be at risk of collapse have been warned to be ready for the possibility that they could have to close part or all of their buildings within days, according to reports in the Mirror. The affected schools were built with “crumbly” reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) from the 1960s to […]

Able Futures Mental Health Support Service

“If you live with mental health difficulties, you know there are good days and bad days. You also know the bad days can affect you at work. You probably find it hard to focus or perform at your best. The aim of Able Futures is to help you enjoy more good days. Access to Work […]

UNISON Comment on S114

Commenting on the issuing of the section 114 notice at Birmingham City Council, Ravi Subramanian, UNISON West Midlands Regional Secretary said: “Since the new political leadership team of John Cotton and Sharon Thompson have been in place UNISON have seen first-hand how they have worked hard to get a firm grip on improving industrial relations, […]

Letter to Members on MARS (Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme)

Dear UNISON member, On Monday 21st August the Council launched its Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) for staff.  To see the Councils MARS information about the scheme please follow this link from your BCC log on . Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) ( For months we have been requesting a copy of the legal settlement […]

UNISON 2023 Equalities Survey

Every year, UNISON surveys its members to get a better understanding of their experiences over the last 12 months – both in and out of work – and how that is bound up with equalities. The results help us understand more clearly what our members are experiencing and to shape our work in campaigning for […]

Retired Members Newsletter – Summer 2023

The Retired Members Summer newsletter is out now. Featuring these items: Keep rail ticket offices open! Defend the Triple Lock Off to Chester A sunny day out at Winterbourne Gardens Coming up – diary dates Retired Members Conference 2023 Understanding the power of attorney  Staying cool: top tips Quiz time Did you know? And MORE! […]

Branch Newsletter August 2023

The Birmingham Branch newsletter for August is out now. The newsletter has information on: UNISON DBS Survey Further cuts to train services – and trying to stop them. The presentation of honorary UNISON membership to Dr Neville Lawrence at National Delegate Conference 2023. High Court finding strike breaking legislation – rules unlawful. Unison is 30! […]

Government must raise ‘out-of-date’ mileage rates for struggling public service staff, says UNISON.

Mileage rates are woefully out of date. Research shows that the ‘mileage gap’ is costing NHS, social care, police and local government employees up to £6,000 a year Out-of-date mileage rates are leaving frontline workers out of pocket, with some of the lowest-paid workers losing up to £6,000 a year, UNISON can reveal. Using UNISON […]

Branch Newsletter – June 2023

The Birmingham Branch June newsletter has now been published, click below to download a copy: Unison Birmingham Branch Newsletter June 2023 Including articles on: Rise up to get pay up – NJC pay campaign Taxing oil and gas giants An equalities page with updates from the self organised groups UNISON free accidental death cover Upcoming […]