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) (sharepoint.com) 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 […]

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Government must raise ‘out-of-date’ mileage rates for struggling public service staff, says UNISON.

Mileage rates are woefully out of date.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shows that the ‘mileage gap’ is costing NHS, social care, police and local government employees up to £6,000 a year Out-of-date mileage rates are leaving frontline workers out of pocket, with some of the lowest-paid workers losing up to £6,000 a year, UNISON can reveal.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

NJC Pay Ballot

What is the offer? Care workers, refuse collectors, social workers, teaching assistants, street cleaners and so many more go above and beyond every single day. Local government staff keep communities safe, clean and accessible, yet there is often little or no recognition for your hard work. With the cost-of-living skyrocketing to new highs every day, […]

NEC Election Results

The results of the 2023 NEC election are now available. A summary list of the newly elected members is available here. Your West Midlands NEC Representatives: Female Seats Caroline Johnson – Birmingham Branch Mandy Buckley – Birmingham Branch Male Seat Rob Birch Reserved Seat Nici Moran – Birmingham Branch These members will take office following the […]

The Pay Ballot Has Opened!

Dear Members, The pay ballot has opened! Birmingham City Council employees, schools staff, Birmingham Children’s Trust and Acivico are being balloted over strike action to end a decade of pay cuts. This is a UNISON national ballot, GMB and UNITE are also balloting. Ballot papers will be posted to you in a red envelope like […]

Is it #TimeFor30?

Young members are moving a rule amendment at National Delegate Conference this year to change the definition of a young member in UNISON from 26 and under to 30 and under. We want to hear your views, so let us know what you think about this at our survey – open to all members – […]