A School Stewards Poem

Unison, Zoom, WhatsApp Group and Me In compliance with the country’s health orders, Restricting in-person meetings, restrictions on boarders. We meet via Zoom a collection of characters, Righting the wrongs of the education parameters. Checking our emails for the details of the link, Carol at the helm, making us think. Coffee brewing, pens and notes pads […]

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 […]

Branch Officer Election Results

The Branch Officer elections have taken place, with the majority of posts elected unopposed. The period of office runs from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022. Congratulations to all those that have been elected. The Self Organised Group Officers are elected at their respective AGM’s – so these posts will be announced at a […]

HeartUnions Week

TUC Midlands events for HeartUnions Week HeartUnions week will take place from 8th-14th February 2021. The TUC will be running webinars and workshops for activists throughout the week, showcasing the brilliant work of unions in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and looking to equip activists with tools to assist them in campaigning work. To register […]

Schools/Early Years Update – Coronavirus

Section 44 Update This is the latest advice from National Schools Sector following their meeting on Thursday 7th January. The use of section 44 is once again a backstop – we used it on a blanket basis because of the situation faced. Now we are encouraging branches to seek to negotiate with employers and use […]

New Lifelong Learning Project

Firstly, Christmas Greetings to people of all faith and no faith. May you and your families stay safe and well. Lifelong Learning may not be the most important item on our/your agenda currently, but we have been trying to offer some of our learning programmes throughout this year, in spite of the obvious difficulties. UNISON […]

Branch Christmas Wishes & Newsletter

We know this year has been a very difficult one for many of us, but the hard work and determination of Public Services and the members of UNISON must be commended. You have all kept going and kept this city running throughout a very tough year and it is endlessly appreciated. As a Union we […]

Branch Elections 2021

Elections are approaching again, where members can stand for positions in the Branch – there are a number of positions which are up for election each year to ensure that the Branch is run democratically. The timetable for this is agreed by the Branch Committee and all nomination forms need to be in by 12 […]

Women’s Group Christmas Meeting

Unison Birmingham Women’s Group are holding a meeting: Thursday 17th December 2020 18:00 till 19:30 pm To celebrate the last meeting of 2020 we are pleased to be holding a Christmas Quiz Event. With fun, laughter and Christmas cheer; dress up, have a drink, mince pie and pass the time. All welcome, just click on […]

Schools Update RE: Planned Lockdown in England

The National Schools Committee met on Monday 2nd November to agree the union’s position on including schools and nurseries in this month’s planned lockdown in England. The below update is correct as of Tuesday 3rd November 2020: UNISON’s National Schools Committee wants the best education possible for children and young people and for schools and nurseries […]