Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Right now we are in unsettling times, with lockdown easing in England and guidelines changing on a daily basis we know some people may be feeling uneasy and anxious about what is to come and that the isolation may have had a negative affect on people’s mental health. Below you will find a number of […]

Upcoming Online Members Courses

UNISON are offering these courses to Members which can be booked and accessed online, see below for further details and booking form. Online Mental Health awareness – 24th June 2020 – 10am-1pm This will help participants understand the main mental health problems that people face and provide a basic insight in to the experience of […]

Retired Members Newsletter Summer 2020

The Summer 2020 issue of the Retired Members newsletter is here. Fourteen pages filled with stories, including the cover story ‘OUTRAGE – How Care Homes were abandoned to Covid-19’. There are contact details for members of the Retired Members group, a quiz and lots of articles to be read. Click below to open the newsletter […]

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 […]

Can you refuse to work because of Coronavirus?

Information from the TUC, published 11th May 2020. What are your rights if you refuse to work because of safety concerns over coronavirus at your workplace? Last night, the prime minister encouraged workers who can’t work from home and who don’t work in industries that are closed down to return to work. This announcement took unions and […]

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 […]

More learning opportunities for members -updated!

Birmingham regional Unison is offering places to members on the following courses.   062 Your Skills Your Future 6th March 2020 063 Introduction to Excel and Spreadsheets 12th March 2020 064 Managing Stress in the Workplace 13th March 2020 066 Dementia Awareness 26th March 2020 067 Pre Retirement Planning 31 March 2020 068 Power to be You (Confidence […]

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