Dave Prentis is UNISON’s general secretary – the highest elected post in the union. He speaks up for UNISON members, campaigns for public services and leads the union.

Read Dave’s blog for views on issues UNISON is working on and information on what he’s doing.

Blog: Proud of our union – and the strong women who have built it

This week, we celebrate all that is great about our vibrant, growing union. But in particular, I’ll be celebrating the strong women who have built this union and who I am always proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with.

Blog: The right to a decent and secure home

We’re calling on the government to commit to eight key policy measures that will ensure everyone has access to a safe, decent and affordable home where they can plan their lives and thrive.

The government should reject Trump’s dangerous plan for Israel/Palestine

Donald Trump’s plans seeks to entrench a permanent occupation and destroy any hopes of a viable independent Palestinian state of any kind. UNISON stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people in rejecting them .

Blog: As Labour leader, Keir Starmer would take our values back into government

UNISON supports the candidate who has used his lawyer’s skills and talents to support working people

Blog: your union will always be there for you, every single day of this new decade

UNISON is the biggest union in the UK – because public service workers like you have put your trust in us to stand with you.

In the fight of our lives

General secretary Dave Prentis has a message for UNISON members and their families, explaining why he will be voting for Labour on 12 December

Blog: Standing with people who make me so proud of our union

What unites Ruth and Gareth, the Whiston Strikers, Carl, Steve and Laura is that they are willing to put their values – our union’s values – into practice. They are fighting injustice. They are taking on racism. They are opposing privatisation. And they are resolute in their demands for decent, properly funded public services.

Blog: This is a manifesto with UNISON’s priorities at its heart

I commend this manifesto to UNISON members – because it’s a manifesto that reflects the priorities of our union. It shows why Labour is the best party for public services.

Blog: This election is the fight of our lives

I know that in the days and weeks ahead, Labour can win this election where it counts – both on the streets, and by showing it has the best plans for working people. I promise you our union will be playing our part – and so will I.

Blog: We have to work together, and take our fight out into the country

Of course, this election will determine our country’s future, but that can’t only be about Brexit. It has to be about the huge issues that are a matter of life and death for millions of people. As I travel around the country, I’m in no doubt about the state in which Boris Johnson and his party have left our public services.

Blog: We will always fight for local services

As the biggest local government union in the country, we will always fight for local services – and for the funding that’s needed to provide them. So it was fantastic to see so many people getting behind the heartbeat of our local communities, local government workers, on our first Local Service Champions Day yesterday. There’s […]

Blog: Our demands – condemning the invasion and suspending the arms trade

We stand with the Kurdish community and other minorities already suffering in the region who will be the victims of this further destabilisation.

Blog: Our union will continue to stand with the WASPI women

Recently the fight has gone to the courts. Yet today the High Court ruled against them. This is a terrible blow for the millions of women who will have been hoping for a very different outcome.

Blog: Climate change is the greatest single threat humanity faces

The NEC declared this week Green UNISON Week and up and down the country our branches have responded. From canteen stalls, solidarity selfies, new volunteers for branch green reps, tree planting and using lunch hours to join climate strike rallies.

Blog: Incredible UNISON women leading the way

These are just some of the incredible UNISON women leading the way not only in our union, but across our labour movement. Their successes are something that we should be proud of and shout loudly about – as we encourage others to follow in their footsteps.