UNISON West Midlands Lookers Vauxhall Regional Awards

Proud Sponsers of the West Midlands Regional Awards 2017 We all like a treat over the festive season, so how about this one from Lookers Vauxhall? Our Free Fuel event gives you the opportunity to purchase a new Vauxhall car and receive a £500 Visa gift card, completely free. And here’s the twist – you […]

Branch Based Job Vacancy – Birmingham

UNISON Birmingham Branch Job Advert Receptionist/Clerical Assistant Salary: Starting Salary £20,649 – £21,764 Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week) 12 months Fixed Term Contract (Maternity cover) About The Job: UNISON Birmingham Branch is looking for an enthusiastic and flexible individual to join our Administration and Clerical Team. You will be the first point of […]

Mass lobby of parliament against cuts to school funding

Over a thousand parents, teachers, school support staff and head teachers will be attending the School Cuts mass lobby of Parliament this Tuesday, 24 October. They will bring the message to MPs that schools are seriously underfunded, which is having a negative impact on children and young people’s education. This situation must change. The majority […]

Ambulance Handover times in the West Midlands

Commenting today on delays in transferring patents from ambulance Accident and Emergency Departments, Ravi Subramanian, West Midlands Regional Secretary said: “Delays getting patients from ambulances into A&E departments are a sign of the huge pressures on every part of the NHS. This means patients having to wait longer for treatment and ambulance staff are prevented […]

Personal Injury Success

Every month UNISON wins thousands of pounds for our members who are injured at work or at home through no fault of their own. Unlike no-win no-fee lawyers the union does not charge for this service and all the compensation goes to the member. In September this year we won over £159.840 for our members

Personal Injury Success

Every month UNISON wins thousands of pounds for our members who are injured at work or at home through no fault of their own. Unlike no-win no-fee lawyers the union does not charge for this service and all the compensation goes to the member. In July this year we won over £87,417 for our members

Personal Injury Success

Every month UNISON wins thousands of pounds for our members who are injured at work or at home through no fault of their own. Unlike no-win no-fee lawyers the union does not charge for this service and all the compensation goes to the member. In July this year we won over £75,198 for our members

Court of Appeal victory over employers who fail to consult unions

UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Friday) that makes it much harder for employers to ignore staff when making major changes in the workplace. The Court of Appeal ruling means that for the first time employers will be obliged to consult with unions around any workplace issues that affect their members. Until now, […]

Care companies must pay back pay to staff who sleep-in

Charities and care companies that have paid staff one-off payments for overnight sleep-ins should not be exempt from paying the national minimum wage, says UNISON. Claims for back pay could cost the sector £400m according to Mencap. UNISON believes care workers should be paid at least the minimum wage for work they have already done […]

2,500 sign Wolverhampton care home petition

More than 2,500 people have signed a UNISON petition to save two Wolverhampton care homes facing closure. The petition is expected to be handed to Wolverhampton council. The Express and Star reports that the number of signatures was revealed at the first public meeting held at the Civic Centre to discuss the future of two […]

700,000 joiners shows our strength, Prentis tells health conference

More than 700,000 people have joined UNISON since David Cameron first came to power, Dave Prentis told health activists in the West Midlands yesterday. “That shows that unions are as relevant today as they ever were – in fact when times are tough, we show our strength.” Speaking to activists gathered for the 17th annual […]

Help save union studies in Stoke

UNISON is backing a campaign to save the trade union studies unit at Stoke on Trent College in Staffordshire. And as part of the campaign, the union’s Stoke branch is urging members and supporters to sign an online petition in support of the campaign, which has already been signed by almost 500 people. Read and […]

Paramedic receives apology for hospital ‘ban’

West Midlands ambulance paramedic and UNISON steward Stuart Gardner has received an apology after Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust banned him from its hospitals. A joint statement from UNISON and the trust today said: “UNISON and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have agreed that the trust does not have the authority to exclude an individual […]

UNISON calls on trust to clarify position

UNISON is calling on board members of Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital (GEH) to clarify its current position and postpone procurement options, after the recent announcement by the government that the hospital is to be ‘buddied’ up with the high-performing N University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) trust  as a result of the Keogh inspections. UNISON regional organiser Edna Hall asked: ”How […]

UNISON urges rethink on hospital plans

UNISON is calling on the George Eliot Hospital Trust to rethink its plans after an announcement that appears designed to drive the Nuneaton hospital down the franchising route and a possible private-sector takeover. The union’s West Midlands region believes that further examination of the situation is needed, with serious consideration of the possibility of the […]