Special Q&A Session for Members

On Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 1-2pm Birmingham Branch will be hosting a special Q&A session to talk about pensions and around the Global Day for Climate Justice taking place on Saturday 6th November. The meeting will be held on Zoom. The pension issue ties into the demonstration well, as currently the pension pot which […]

Birmingham COP26 Protest

Birmingham COP26 protest – join the trade union bloc. Saturday 6th November 2021 12 noon Eastside Gardens, Millennium Point The UK Government is hosting “COP26” (the UN global climate summit) in Glasgow this November. This Summit is where world leaders will come together to decide our future. The global climate emergency is here and now, […]

Birmingham Branch September Newsletter

The September Newsletter came out earlier this month – did you get chance to read it? If not see a preview below and click to download the full copy. Click to download the September 2021 Newsletter

TUC Midlands & Stand Up To Racism 2021 Anti-racism Summit

From TUC Midlands and Stand Up to Racism: We are delighted to be holding our fifth annual anti-racism summit on 18th September 2021, the theme of which is opposing the racist offensive. Saturday 18th September 2021 11am Online Event After the Black Lives Matter movement has shifted the national debate in a positive direction there […]

Updated Social Work England Fitness to Practise Guidance

UNISON has worked with the social worker regulator Social Work England (SWE) to update SWE’s fitness to practise referral guidance for employers and social workers. The updated guides are in links below. There is improved synergy and read-across between the two guidance documents. UNISON views these documents as ‘two faces of the same coin’. There should […]

“Third Generation” Parity Payments Update

A letter has been sent to all Birmingham Branch members this week who may be eligible for the “third generation” equal pay payments, if you were employed by Birmingham City Council, Acivico or Birmingham Children’s Trust on or after 31st October 2018. Please see below the letter sent by the joint trade unions: Dear Union […]

Schools Press Release: response to Gavin Williamson statement

Dated: Tuesday 6 July 2021 Government’s “alarming” approach abandons children to the risks of Covid, says UNISON Responding to the announcement from the education secretary today (Tuesday) that school bubbles and self-isolation are to be scrapped from 19 July, UNISON assistant general secretary Jon Richards said: “The government’s alarming approach abandons children to a highly transmissible virus spreading […]

Ending school bubbles and isolation will be dangerous, says UNISON

Rolling back safety measures risks spread. Responding to education secretary Gavin Williamson’s comments today (Wednesday) that he expects school bubbles to be removed in England if Covid restrictions are lifted on 19 July, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Removing school bubbles and halting self-isolation will lead to more disruption, not less. “Coronavirus cases in schools are at […]

After Covid: Demand a New Normal!

This Government: Corrupt, Negligent, Not Fit For Purpose! After Covid: Demand a New Normal! National Demonstration, Saturday 26 June 2021. 12pm, Portland Place, London WC1 (Tube: Oxford Circus/Great Portland St). Saturday 26 June will bring together the whole of the progressive movement to relaunch an opposition to this disastrous government. Support is flooding in from […]

Bring back face coverings to limit school Covid disruption

Education unions issue joint statement Four education unions representing teachers and support staff on Tuesday calling on the government to reinstate face coverings in schools to limit coronavirus spread. With infections on the rise once more, the unions have issued a joint statement demanding a range of safety measures to keep education on track and […]