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Government must raise ‘out-of-date’ mileage rates for struggling public service staff, says UNISON.

Mileage rates are woefully out of date.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shows that the ‘mileage gap’ is costing NHS, social care, police and local government employees up to £6,000 a year Out-of-date mileage rates are leaving frontline workers out of pocket, with some of the lowest-paid workers losing up to £6,000 a year, UNISON can reveal.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

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 – […]

Tax Oil and Gas Giants – Sign the Petition

Oil giants like BP and Shell are amassing colossal profits while the ordinary people struggle to pay skyrocketing energy bills. All because Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is failing to address the gaping loopholes in the windfall tax on oil and gas giants. We cannot let this injustice continue.We need your help to ensure wealth is shared […]

UNISON National Election 2023

The election for UNISON’s National Executive gets underway week commencing 17 April 2023.   The below-attached leaflet lists all the candidates NOMINATED by your Birmingham UNISON Branch and the reason why.   Ballot Helpline  If individual members have not received a paper by 25 April 2023, then they should contact the ballot helpline operated by […]

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 […]