Branch Vacancy – Young Members Officer

The Branch has a vacancy opening up for a Young Members Officer, as the person currently in post is aging out of Young Members (turning 27 this year) and the post was not filled before our Branch AGM. The Young Members Officer is an important role, bringing young voices to the branch is vital in […]

UN Anti-Racism Day

#WorldAgainstRacism Day of Action Saturday 20th March 1pm #TakeTheKnee – 5pm Online Rally The #WorldAgainstRacism international day of action this Saturday 20 March comes in the wake of the shocking events of the last few days that have again highlighted the discrimination and inequality at the heart of our society. The police response to the Clapham Common vigil for […]

Branch Equality Survey

The Branch is currently conducting an equality survey of members’ experiences during lockdown. The survey is being conducted using survey gismo and runs until Wednesday 31st March. If you have not received this email with a link to the survey please check your junk or trash in case it has gone there. Alternatively, go to […]

A ‘big bang’ reopening of schools is ‘unnecessary and reckless’, says UNISON

UNISON says a phased return in English schools – as in Scotland and Wales – would protect both pupils and staff. UNISON has questioned the Westminster government’s plan for the reopening of all schools in England, announced by the Prime Minister this afternoon (Monday) and has urged a more cautious phased return for pupils and […]

Branch Annual General Meeting

The Birmingham Branch AGM will be taking place virtually this year on Zoom. Tuesday 9th March 2021 5.30-7pm On Zoom The AGM is the meeting where we ratify the Branch Officer elections, agree the annual accounts for the branch, elect the branch delegations to Local Government Conference and National Delegate Conference, Regional Council and Birmingham […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stand Up To Racism Events

The catastrophic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached new heights, and the true figures on the disproportionate impact on BAME communities are being hidden because of the government’s refusal to properly record them. This means it is more important than even for anti-racists to be a part of campaigns to correct the mishandling of the […]

Meeting – After Trump and the Fascist Riot:

Black Lives Matter Opposing Racism and Fascism. Thursday 14 January Time: 7:30PM Speakers: Jacqueline Luqman Co-Host of By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik (US) Anoa Changa freelance journalist and retired attorney Atlanta, Georgia (US) Michael Brown LA Chapter – Black Lives Matter (US) Iannis Delatolas, United Against Racism & Fascism NYC (US) Bell Ribeiro-Addy […]

Coronavirus: your rights at work

UNISON is working proactively with the UK governments and other bodies to keep you safe at work. On 4 January 2021 national lockdowns were announced for England and Scotland. New guidance has been published on what restrictions are in place and they can be accessed here: The Government’s Advice for England For sector-specific advice see: […]