Local government

UNISON represents people employed in all areas of local government.

We make sure the needs and rights of workers in this sector and related public services in our service group are recognised and defended. By working together within UNISON, local government workers can achieve more.

Coronavirus guidance for local government workers

This page provides advice for local government and council staff in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more


Local government service group members include employees from councils, schools, further education and the Food Standards Agency. Find out how the service group works, the issues we face and some of our achievements.

Read more

    Key issues

    This section is about the key issues affecting people employed in all areas of local government. Each key issue explains the facts behind the issue, what UNISON is doing and how you can get involved. You’ll also find news articles, useful resources and events.

    Read more