Conference sets campaigning tasks on universal credit

Speakers talk of the devastation caused by Conservative attacks on benefits and the most vulnerable in society

Conference unanimously gives LGBT the + factor

Renaming LGBT+ group will future-proof it and increase inclusivity

Housing isn’t a crisis, but an emergency

National delegate conference backs a range of approaches to tackle the shortage of affordable housing in a passionate debate

For UNISON, it’s solidarity forever, pledges Dave Prentis

General secretary praises the union’s growth and how solidarity is seeing strikes and success stories around the UK

President hails UNISON’s incredible growth and success

Gordon McKay opens union’s national delegate conference in Liverpool highlighting victories and the benefits of being in UNISON

The government needs to ‘sling their hook’

Local government delegates agree it’s essential to get rid of the Conservative government in order to save our services

Brazilian union leader inspires conference

Local government union leader tells delegates about the fight back against the far right

Health, safety and welfare produce multiple concerns

Local government delegates hear horror stories as they debate motions on stress, hot-desking and disability leave

Young workers yearning for learning

Conference hears how young workers are often denied training because of austerity, yet this will mean a skills shortage in the future

The dread and pain of zero-hours contracts

Conference hears government claims of record employment disguise continuing attacks on secure, properly paid jobs in the name of private profit

Delegates debate measures to support our local service champions

From campaigning around pay to fairness for apprenticeships, local government delegates discussed a wide range of issues this afternoon

Neville Southall: ‘being a union rep is the best thing you can do’

Goalkeeping giant who now works with troubled youngsters addresses local government conference

‘Enough is enough’ say delegates on knife crime

Delegates welcome Labour Party commitments to reversing cuts that are adding to the problem

‘Get angry – then get organised’ to defend social care

UNISON local government conference hears rallying call in the fight to defend and promote social care

May is bloomin’ magic as our wins grow

From Birmingham to Bangor, from Doncaster to Sandwell, UNISON members were winning in May – and their union was growing stronger too