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.
As a worker in local government or a school your pay and other terms and conditions are determined by a negotiating body; the National Joint Council (NJC) .
One way that you can make a difference by campaigning through your branch for your LGPS pension fund to pull all investments in fossil fuels, commonly known as divestment.
The massive spending cuts that the coalition government has imposed on local councils will have a long-term impact. Public services will disappear, there will be fewer jobs with less money in the local economy. Find out what UNISON is doing to defend public services and how you can help.
We think public services should be run for people, not for profit. Privatisation costs more, damages crucial services and drives down the terms and conditions of those providing them. Find out how UNISON is campaigning against the privatisation of local services and how you can help.