SOG’s News

LGBT+ Self Organised Group Meeting

All members of the Branch who identify as LGBT+ are invited to attend this meeting. Monday 14th June 2021 6pm-7pm On Microsoft Teams Agenda Welcoming new members/apologies Workplace Issues Wellbeing During Lockdown Events (funds of £1000) AOB The meeting will take place through the Microsoft Teams platform after discussion with members identified that more colleagues […]

Happy Pride Month

We at Birmingham UNISON would like to wish our LGBT+ members and non members a very happy pride month. Birmingham Pride will be taking place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2021, it was postponed from May this year due to the current and ongoing crisis, the team worked on different scenarios to make […]

Disabled Members SOG Meeting

Birmingham Branch June Disabled Members’ meeting. All disabled members are welcome to attend this meeting. Monday 14th June  17.30-19.00 Zoom virtual meeting If you would like to attend the meeting, please email: Philippa Hands at Philippa.hands@birminghamunison.co.uk by Monday 14th June at 4.00pm for the Zoom link to join the meeting.  

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. […]

The Importance of Trade Unions for Disabled Workers

We have been going through an unprecedented time, where we have been tested on many levels. Beliefs and values have been tested along with relationships in our lives. One belief that is unwavering though is that disabled people should have fair treatment in society and in work. If the systems we live with in the […]

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 […]

Stand Up To Racism Rally

Stand Up To Racism Online Rally Institutional Racism: We Need Action, Not Denial Monday 26th April 6pm Register here for the rally Speakers so far confirmed: Diane Abbott  MP Kehinde Andrews Professor of Black Studies in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University Kevin Courtney National Education Union (NEU) joint general secretary Patrick Vernon Social Commentator, campaigner […]

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. […]

Black Members Meeting

UNISON Birmingham Branch Black Members meeting: Friday 9th April 17:30-19:00 Agenda: Welcome and introductions Previous minutes agreed Matters arising Email authorisation Workplace issues/good news stories Motions (Jennifer) Future activities/events Newsletters Recruitment – members/Stewards – (Jennifer) Any other business Join Zoom meeting Meeting ID: 813 5831 3954 Passcode: 234594