general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: How to start solving the housing crisis

Our communities need public services and they need the people providing those services living close by

Christina McAnea

Blog: Wilfully sowing the seeds of masked confusion

If only the Westminster government could show some of the responsibility it wants the rest of us to take on

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: The best birthday or thank you gift is a pay rise, now

Thank you days for key workers and birthday celebrations – and even the George Cross for the NHS – are richly deserved, but what really matters is an increase in pay

Christina McAnea

Blog: Why we will always stand with the Windrush generation

Tuesday is Windrush Day. But instead of enjoying a day of celebration, the Windrush generation are still fighting for justice

Christina McAnea

Blog: Why G7 leaders need to work much harder on vaccine access

The US donation of half a billion vaccines may sound impressive – but it’s a drop in the ocean. Vaccine manufacturing rights need to be freed up now

A UNISON Pride in our Work balloon and flags

Blog: During Pride, let’s recommit to act for LGBT+ equality

The pandemic has seen a devastating increase in hate crime, domestic abuse, homelessness and mental health issues for LGBT+ people

Blog: Levelling up the forgotten frontline

Our local government workers deserve no less credit and applause than health workers – and they deserve fair pay now

Blog: The UK government must act on planned Palestinian evictions

UNISON condemns the violence in East Jerusalem and Gaza, regrets the loss of life on both sides and calls again on the Israeli government to comply with international law

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: Your safety is paramount as we start to return to workplaces

As lockdown restrictions ease and workplaces open up, we need to make sure our staff are kept safe

general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: Be part of the solution

Democracy is at UNISON’s heart – and the more of you that vote, the better your union can represent you and be representative of you

Blog: Voting for fair pay on 6 May

Many of our members are not looking for special treatment or favours – all we want is due process and proper negotiations that result in fair pay

Blog: Friends with benefits

Concern over the use of lobbying continues to grow with this government. Reform is needed now and the sleaze must stop

Blog: Fair pay for low-paid workers

Pay for some of the country’s lowest-paid workers increases from today, but for many key workers a decent wage for an essential job is still a dream

Blog: The fight goes on for fairness in social care pay

UNISON will continue campaigning with renewed vigour for the major reform that the care sector so desperately needs

Blog: This worrying attack on free speech and the right to protest

The point of a demonstration is to be heard and to have an impact – the explicit aim of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill seems to be to minimise any impact