Free Courses Available

There are a new range of online courses that are available for UNISON members have been created by The Skills Academy. It gives UNISON members access to over 550 free, fully CPD certified courses – there is a wide range of courses, on a multitude of subjects: HR Sales/Marketing Medical related courses (such as ADHD […]

Education Update – Coronavirus

UNISON has agreed a further joint statement from the TUC education unions. Together we are calling on the government to hold off on increasing the number of pupils in schools and nurseries in England on 1 June. We all agree we need a joint plan with the government for a safe increase in pupil numbers. UNISON is a […]

The Power of Positivity

It is a challenge to maintain a positive mindset at such a difficult time for everyone, the UNISON Branch based learning workshops have always put members wellbeing at the centre of our programmes, with the current suspension of our workshops I offer these five activities as deceptively simple ways of staying positive; they are free […]

BCC Vulnerable Residents Support Helpline

Birmingham City Council has launched an emergency response hub to ensure access to support is available. This is for the most vulnerable citizens in the city who have no assistance from family or friends and need help from voluntary organisations and community groups for support, which may be provided by the council or the voluntary […]

Retired Members Spring Newsletter

The Spring Retired Members newsletter is here! With all meetings suspended for the foreseeable future there’s some great updates from the Retired Members group. The newsletter talks about the Christmas party, an update on concessionary bus passes, updates from members of the group – such as the chair and treasurer, and some other really interesting […]

Events for National Storytelling Week 2020

To celebrate 27 years of creativity & education in Public Services: With Donald McCombie – UNISON Learning & development Enjoy family friendly poems, stories & songs for National Storytelling Week. Monday 3rd February – 1.30-3.30pm at Birmingham UNISON Tuesday 4th February – 11am-12pm at Birchfield Library  Thursday 6th February – 11am-12pm at Mere Green Library Friday 7th […]

Retired Members Newsletter – January 2020

The Retired Members Newsletter for 2020 has been released. Please see below:  You can also download the Retired Members Newsletter here: Retired Members Newsletter – January 2020

New Retired Members magazine out!

You can get your copy of the new retired members magazine – BRUM, click the link to download it. The retired Members meet regularly and have a number of events coming up. Are you a retired member of UNISON and live in or near Birmingham? If so, come along and meet the Birmingham Retired Members […]

Stars In Our Schools – time to say thanks to unsung heroes

School support staff are vital to help children learn, keep them safe and healthy and keep the school running smoothly.  Yet they don’t get the attention they deserve despite making up half the school workforce.  Schools are encouraged to hold assemblies, coffee mornings or sports afternoons, invite MP’s, hold a dressing up day, quizzes, etc., […]

Retired Members Newsletter – Summer 2019

Please click the link below to open the retired members newsletter: Retired members newsletter Summer 2019