Cross-branch working and pensions concern conference

Delegates also hear emotional debates on ‘conversion therapy’ and the lack of marriage equality in Northern Ireland

Delegates discuss international concerns

Conference hears of treatment of the Palestinian people, plus the plight of LGBT workers in Colombia, Turkey and Jamaica

Fighting against low pay ‘at the heart of UNISON’s agenda’

Assistant general secretary tells LGBT delegates of the challenges facing the union in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

LGBT conference backs message on transphobia

Delegates speak of the rise in bigoted language and praise UNISON for leading the fightback among trade unions

Growing into Grovember

Across all our regions, throughout the month of Grovember, UNISON activists have been spreading the message that we’re #strongertogether

Conference debates access to voting, hate crime and BSL

Delegates discuss a range of issues that affect the lives of disabled people, in and out of the workplace

Disabled members speak out over lack of proper disability leave

Disabled activists employers often don’t understand the issue and can ‘punish’ disabled workers.

Widening disability pay gap shows the struggle for equality is far from over

Assistant general secretary addresses disabled members’ conference

Delegates voice the need for mental health first aiders

Disabled members speak out about the importance of mental health care and the role that mental health first aid can play

MP says we need to change how disability is reported

Emma Lewell-Buck highlights ‘cruelty’ of government policies toward disabled people

Conference hears how disabled workers face absence problems

Workers are often punished for disability-related absences, with more discretion needed from employers and managers

President hails ‘inspirational’ disabled members

Gordon McKay also urges members to use ‘Grovember’ to continue to make the union stronger

Make your voice heard on social housing

UNISON is encouraging members to respond to the government’s consultation on social housing in England. A government green paper promises “a new deal for social housing” to make sure that tenants have access to safe, secure and decent homes, and are empowered to hold their landlords to account when things go wrong. Key proposals include: […]

Footballers wearing show racism the red card t shirts

Kick it out

UNISON marks the 25-year fight against racism in football

Goldsmiths cleaners celebrate winning a return in house

Workers were set to lose hours and pay, but campaigning has seen the employer move to bring the team back in house