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It’s time to bring probation back as a public service, government told

Probation Alliance, including UNISON, writes to justice secretary David Gauke

‘A thank you to the hospital carers helping me battle cancer’

Lots of people will be starting the new year battling cancer. Former UNISON editorial manager Diana Harrison shares her personal account and thanks the NHS staff who are caring for her

Learning to excel

Former UNISON president Lucia McKeever cites her union’s commitment to lifelong learning as a key reason for her unexpected rise through the ranks

FE members to be consulted over pay offer

Government refuses to provide additional funding for colleges to make better pay offer

Remember, remember, glorious Grovember

Oscar the dog was nominated as our Grovember mascot as we grew stronger together, But this month showed, yet again, what our incredible members achieve every day

Leicester University security team wins battle against cut to hours and pay

The university drops its plan after magnificent branch campaign, including 100% backing for industrial action

Giving children a voice

UNISON member Karen Brownhill works at St Giles Special School in Derby – and she’s a perfect example of our Stars in Our Schools campaign

Cardiff City wins LGBT branch organising award

Scotland and the North West also pick up trophies as the annual LGBT recruitment awards are announced in Harrogate

Giving LGBT the plus factor

Delegates at UNISON’s LGBT conference unanimously backed changing the group’s name to LGBT+ to boost inclusivity

‘Thank you for making people’s lives better’

UNISON president Gordon McKay praises delegates for all the work they do

LGBT delegates hear of the need for more safe spaces

CEO of Touchstone charity addresses conference about the work the organisation does

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