Parks are for us all

With parks and open spaces coming under increased threat due to cuts, readers have been telling us what’s happening in their areas

People protest for NHS pay

Health secretary urged to lift NHS pay cap

UNISON writes to Jeremy Hunt to put case for ending the pay cap

‘Proper staff are vital,’ says UNISON as park crisis grows

MPs’ report highlights growing threat to UK’s parks and open spaces as cuts bite deeper

Pirouetting onto the UNISON stage

Tamar Dixon started out as a dancer, but has since pursued a new passion as a teaching assistant – and with her new job she also discovered UNISON

Vice president pledges to continue the fight against intolerance

Carol Sewell also pays tribute to president Eric Roberts as she addresses Black members’ conference

Migration, mental health and Black members

Busy morning looks at impact of Brexit, mental health issues, immigration and austerity, London mayoral election and Black representation

Violence and abuse top the agenda at Black members’ conference

Busy afternoon covers police brutality, domestic violence, abuse in daily life and much more

‘Hate is not anything someone is born with’

Black members’ conference discusses the challenge of fighting back against racism and Islamophobia

‘It’s impossible? No it’s not!’

Dawn Butler MP addresses Black members’ conference and encourages delegates to put themselves forward as leaders

Black members stress importance of building the union

Delegates discuss ways to increase engagement and encourage new activists to come forward

‘Yes we can!’ UNISON Black members stress the need to fight back

Opening speeches to 2017 Black members’ conference come as Donald Trump is made US president, but members vow not to let bigotry win

Derby public backs striking school staff

76% of people who responded to survey about the strike back UNISON members defending their pay

Nottinghamshire County Council signs up to Ethical Care Charter

Council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s standards for homecare, carers and those needing care

Conference discusses fighting back against the politics of hate

LGBT delegates hear of fears after EU referendum and pledge to fight rise of hate crime after the vote

ILGA co-secretary general says: ‘We are stronger together’

Ruth Baldacchino tells LGBT conference that decades of mobilising gives us valuable experience for the future