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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coronavirus: H&S UPDATE

Coronavirus Advice Update: PLEASE READ THE BELOW ADVICE FROM THE NHS, WHO AND GOV.UK REGARDING CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR HEALTH.   Special advice for HomeCare Workers:   Information to be updated…   From NHS.co.uk:   Symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid – 19): The symptoms of coronavirus are: a cough a high temperature shortness of breath But these […]

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members AGM meeting

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members AGM meeting Date: Monday February 10th     Venue:  UNISON Birmingham Branch 19th Floor McLaren Building Priory Queensway   Time: 17.30-19.30 The following positions will be elected at the meeting: Disabled Members Officer Chair Secretary Regional Council reps Local Government Conference rep National Conference rep Please send nominations to […]

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting

Calling Notice     Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting   Date: Monday January 13th   Venue:  UNISON Birmingham Branch 19th Floor McLaren Building Priory Queensway   Time: 17.30-19.30   UNISON Disabled Members are welcome to attend the above meeting. If you have any specific access requirements please contact:   Philippa Hands: 464 1048 or 200 […]

UNISON Birmingham Branch Learning at Work

UNISON Birmingham Branch will be offering the following training workshops , which are free and open to all: March Tuesday 17th March 2020 1.30-4.00 Wellbeing & Tai Chi Monday 23rd March 2020 1.30-4.00 Interview Skills Tuesday 31st March 2020 1.30-4.00 Assertiveness Workshop April Tuesday 21st April 1.30-4.00 . Stress Awareness Monday 27th April 1.30-4.00 Equality […]

Disability focus in theatre production

At the beginning of the month the Disabled Members engaged a theatre group to put on a play at the studio theatre at the Birmingham Rep/Library of Birmingham. The production, titled “Reasonable Adjustments”, involved a series of scenarios that were dramatized.  These were then discussed by the audience as to what they thought the individuals […]

New Courses in the New Year

West Midlands Regional Unison is running the following courses which may be of interest to members and activists. These will take place at the Regional office (not Birmingham Branch office). Click the links for more information and to book. 6th March 2020,  Your Skills, Your Future Which is aimed at members who want to identify […]