SOG’s News

Black Lives Matter at Work Forum

Join the online forum (hosted by West Midlands COVID Action group) to discuss the importance of Black Lives Matter in the workplace during Covid-19. Tuesday 21st July 2020 6pm-7.30pm The conversation will be led off By Rodger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary for UNISON. Followed by Cllr Sharon Thompson and other union community speakers. Zoom login […]

Unison National Guidance for Disabled Members – Covid-19

COVID 19 – know your rights Guidance for disabled members and those with underlying health conditions. We know that disabled people are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than non-disabled people. The government has acknowledged this and has produced guidance for two groups of workers with underlying health conditions that it calls “clinically vulnerable” and “extremely clinically […]

Disability Rights UK Shielding Survey

Disability Rights UK completed a shielding survey,  which revealed a huge sense of lack of safety and neglect for disabled people during this pandemic. “Eighty-five per cent of people shielding feel unsafe going outside since the relaxing of lockdown rules on 1 June, according to a new survey by DR UK. Only two-fifths of people […]

Regional Black Members Online Meeting

The Regional Black members Self organised group are calling a online meeting to discuss two important and current topics: Covid 19 The death of George Floyd This meeting will be held online via teams. Date: 25th June 2020 Time: 6pm – 8pm Joining Link – https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NTUwY2I1OTctZjAzYi00MmQ4LTllNTktMDZiNjk1NDk2OTE3%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22d7c21edf-d541-49a4-9f5a-7737832d42c7%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%220c7db06f-7091-4860-a5dc-918827abb97e%22%7d   The agenda: Welcome Speaker – Ravi Subramanian, West Midlands Regional Secretary The […]

What will be the impact of easing lockdown on BAME Communities?

Stand Up To Racism are delighted to announce that MPs Diane Abbott and Bell Ribeiro-Addy will be joining their meeting on 19 May 2020 –What will be the impact of easing lockdown on BAME communities? Streamed live on Facebook & Youtube at 7pm. Since the start of the pandemic, Diane & Bell have been unrelenting […]

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 […]

International Women’s Day 2020

On Saturday 7th March, the Branch Women’s Self Organised Group held our International Women’s Day event. It was a wonderful celebration of Women, sisterhood and what we can achieve as women; With great speakers and questions from the attendees the feeling in the room was positively unexplainable. It was incredibly empowering and a very friendly, […]

Black Members SOG Meeting

Black Members Self Organised Group Meeting: Tuesday 10th March 2020 – 5.30-7pm at Birmingham Branch.

International Women’s Day Event

To celebrate International Women’s day UNISON Birmingham branch have brought together some fantastic speakers including Angela Rayner – MP (and currently in the running for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party), and UNISON’s own Carol Sewell from the NEC as well as other amazing women. Come along for an interesting event at the Rep. Get […]

An Evening of Anti-Racist Politics and Culture

Birmingham Stand Up to Racism invites you to an evening of Anti-Racist Politics and Culture on: Tuesday 3rd March 7pm  Eden Bar 116 Sherlock St Birmingham B5 6NB (Corner of Hurst Street) 7pm – speakers/music/poetry 8.30pm – open mic – bring your voice/guitar/poems. Hosted by Roger Mckenzie, Unison Assistant General Secretary. With: Kevin Courtney NEU […]