SOG’s News

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

Branch Equality Survey

The Branch is currently conducting an equality survey of members’ experiences during lockdown. The survey is being conducted using survey gismo and runs until Wednesday 31st March. If you have not received this email with a link to the survey please check your junk or trash in case it has gone there. Alternatively, go to […]

Black Members SOG AGM

Birmingham Branch Black Members Self-Organized Group Annual General Meeting Friday 12th March 2021 5.30 – 7pm Via Zoom The Black Members Self Organised Group AGM was rescheduled to the above date and will take place this year via Zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The agenda will be minimum with the main focus on the election’s […]

LGBT+ AGM

The LGBT+ Annual General Meeting is due to take place on: Tuesday 23th March 2021 6pm-7pm Agenda 1. Welcoming new members/apologies 2. Job Description for LGBT SOG Officer 3. Workplace Issues 5. Wellbeing During Lockdown 6. LGBT Conference 6. Elections 7. AOB The meeting is arranged via Zoom, for meeting information please contact the office […]

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 […]

Retired Members Health Survey Results

Birmingham UNISON Retired Members Section set up a survey to see if anecdotal evidence that older members of the community are getting a reduced health service because of the pandemic is backed by clear evidence. The survey is a response to the growing number of our members (who are in the 60 plus age group) […]