UNISON NEC ELECTIONS 2021

From the 4th to 27th May this year you will have the opportunity to vote to determine who sits on UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC). UNISON Birmingham Branch has nominated the following people because we believe they are committed to ensuring our union challenges Government nationally and won’t leave members and Branches to fight alone. […]

UNISON campaign urging voters to show support for Public Service Staff

Voters are being reminded that thousands of public sector staff face a government pay freeze in a campaign launched Monday (26th April 2021) by UNISON ahead of the local elections next week. Care home staff, hospital porters and teaching assistants are among key workers featured in a series of hard-hitting films that show them carrying out […]

Stand Up To Racism Rally

Stand Up To Racism Online Rally Institutional Racism: We Need Action, Not Denial Monday 26th April 6pm Register here for the rally Speakers so far confirmed: Diane Abbott  MP Kehinde Andrews Professor of Black Studies in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University Kevin Courtney National Education Union (NEU) joint general secretary Patrick Vernon Social Commentator, campaigner […]

Branch Equality Survey Results

Recently the Branch completed an equality survey, where members were asked a series of questions themed around disabilities, health conditions, home working, flexible working and a return to work. We now have the results of this. We had a total of 369 responses from members, some partially filled in and some completed the whole survey. […]

Black Members Meeting

UNISON Birmingham Branch Black Members meeting: Friday 9th April 17:30-19:00 Agenda: Welcome and introductions Previous minutes agreed Matters arising Email authorisation Workplace issues/good news stories Motions (Jennifer) Future activities/events Newsletters Recruitment – members/Stewards – (Jennifer) Any other business Join Zoom meeting Meeting ID: 813 5831 3954 Passcode: 234594

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 […]

Black Members SOG AGM

Birmingham Branch Black Members Self-Organized Group Annual General Meeting Friday 12th March 2021 5.30 – 7pm Via Zoom The Black Members Self Organised Group AGM was rescheduled to the above date and will take place this year via Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The agenda will be minimum with the main focus on the election’s […]

Safer Schools Plan – UNISON’s recommendations

UNISON’s recommendations for safer re-opening of schools in England The government announced on 27 January that it hopes to re-open schools in England on 8 March. UNISON believes that school re-opening should only happen when the science says it is safe, when school risk assessments have been updated, and when appropriate safety measures have been […]

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 […]

Retired Members Health Survey Results

Birmingham UNISON Retired Members Section set up a survey to see if anecdotal evidence that older members of the community are getting a reduced health service because of the pandemic is backed by clear evidence. The survey is a response to the growing number of our members (who are in the 60 plus age group) […]