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 – […]

Mistaken Idenity – Statement from Women’s Officer

My name is Mandy Buckley and I am the Women’s Officer for Birmingham UNISON. On Sunday 14 May 22023 there was a rally held in central Birmingham organised by the anti trans activist Posie Parker misleadingly called Let Women Speak. The are some social media claims that I attended that demonstration and supported their demands. […]

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 […]

UNISON Annual General Meeting Tuesday 14th March 5.30-7.30pm

Dear UNISON member,   We are inviting you to join us for the Birmingham UNISON Annual General Meeting that will take place on the 14th March from 5.30 – 7.30pm at UNISON’s Regional Centre, 24 Livery St in the City Centre.  There will be a light buffet provided from 5pm onwards.  The meeting will be […]

Birmingham Unison Workplace Meetings

UNISON relies on members across all workplaces, employers and branches to get active, engage in union activity and campaign on the issues that matter to you and your colleagues.   One of the key ways to strengthen our voice is through workplace meetings, where together you raise the issues which are important to you and […]

Counter Protest Against Fascist Tommy Robinson

Unison members attended a counter protest against the fascist Tommy Robinson in Telford on 7 May. Our members joined the Birmingham coach full of Stand Up To Racism supporters. We brought our Unison Branch banner to march alongside other trade unionists and anti racists on the protest in a show of unity. Robinson mustered only […]