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 […]

Unite against Islamophobia & Racism

Online Meeting: Unite against Islamophobia & Racism – Oppose Macron’s Attacks Date: Monday 14 December 2020 Time: 6pm Speakers include: • Diane Abbott MP • Marwan Muhammad, Human rights consultant and former Director of Collective Against Islamophobia (CCIF), France • Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP • Wilf Sullivan, TUC Race Equality Officer • Dilowar Khan, London Muslim Centre • […]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Branch Disabled Members Officer has produced a reading list of books that have characters with disabilities in them. It is also Disability History Month. This year’s theme is Access- How Far have we come and how far we’ve yet to go. Birmingham Libraries have a variety […]

Young Workers Month 2020 – A Reflection

This year is my final Young Workers Month as a Young Member, this time next year I will have aged out. I feel reflecting on my time as part of Young Members is important because I want whoever becomes our next Young Members Officer and the young members in this Branch to know that there […]

Training with YGAM

UNISON has arranged three online workshops for members with YGAM (Young Gamblers & Gamers Education Trust) aimed at members working with young people, from primary aged children all the way up to university aged young adults. YGAM are a UK charity and the online training sessions they will be delivering are designed to equip you with the knowledge and […]

Your Mind Matters

This has been a very tough year for many, with Covid-19, isolation, lockdowns, limited access to friends and family, and sadly grief – the losses of loved ones we were not yet expecting to lose. This time has had an impact on the mental health and wellbeing of many people, and it is nothing to […]

Young Workers Month 2020

November is Young Workers Month, and this year I thought I’d honour it with a blog post – This year Young Workers Month is a little different to say the least, but its still important to mark it because its important to acknowledge the hard work, new experiences, different viewpoints and determination of young workers. […]