Women’s SOG meeting

Women members are invited for an evening of laughter, fun and giggles. Thursday 27th May 2021 18:00 till 19:30 pm Laugh Yourself Happy with the Power of Laughter Resources: Please bring a pocket mirror and a sock, and an open-mind! We will be doing deep belly breathing and laughter exercises throughout the session (note: please […]

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 […]

Women’s SOG Meeting

The next meeting of our Branch Women’s Self Organised Group is due to take place: Thursday 15th April 18:00 – 20:00 We have arranged a chair yoga session which will last for 1hr 30mins and then there will be time for us to discuss other issues. The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and […]

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. […]

Government policies failing women on flexible working, says UNISON

Pandemic has highlighted need for new arrangements. Women on the frontline need increased support from government to make their working lives more manageable including control over when, where and how long they work, says UNISON (Monday 8th March). On International Women’s Day today, the union – which represents more than a million female employees including in the NHS, […]

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 […]

Women’s Group Newsletter

Mandy Buckley, the Women’s Officer has produced the below newsletter for February 2021 for the Women’s Group, with details about the AGM, future events and meetings. Click to open the Women’s SOG Newsletter

Women’s Group Meeting

We are pleased to have an amazing speaker Michele Barzey with an Introduction to Black British History. The evening will focus with the emphasis on female composers, including Shirley J Thompson. The first half of the session will be an overview of history, where the second part will focus on past and present composers. The evening is set […]

Empowering Women In UNISON Live

UNISON usual Women’s Conference for 2021 has had to be rethought due to the ongoing risks of Covid-19. In place of the conference Empowering Women in UNISON Live has been organised by the National Women’s Committee with lots of important and passionate speakers on women’s issues and empowering women. 17th – 20th February 2021 Online […]