Dave Prentis is the former general secretary UNISON.
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Blog: Together we will get through this

The whole country is grateful for what you are doing.

Blog: Our members are the key workers who will get us through this latest crisis

This year’s Christmas holiday comes at the end of a long year when UNISON members have worked under the most extraordinary circumstances

Blog: This cynical, divisive kick in the teeth

Chancellor’s pay freeze for most public service workers mocks the government’s commitment to ‘levelling up’ with old-style Thatcherism

Blog: You are doing your school and your union proud

Stars in Our Schools is celebrating the people who keep our schools running – and this year, we need to recognise their contribution more than ever

Blog: Time to celebrate and look after our young members

This young workers month, let’s listen and support one of the fastest growing groups of our membership and ensure they don’t pay the price of the pandemic

Blog: Why we’ll never stop fighting for a real living wage for all

You cannot praise public service workers for keeping our communities going… while simultaneously expecting the same people to survive on poverty pay

Blog: A union with plenty to shout about

An active and vital union, supporting our fabulous members

Blog: No Going Back to Normal

Over coming weeks we will be taking this fight to the government. The more people who visit our new campaign website and sign the open letter to the prime minister and chancellor the better.

Blog: Windrush Day – our thoughts and our support remain with those who are still fighting injustice

The Windrush scandal is a scar on our society, and one whose injustice endures

Blog: Grenfell must not be allowed to be another example of justice denied

The Grenfell Tower tragedy must not be forgotten, nor must justice for those who lost their lives, their loved ones or their homes be delayed any further.

The government must act now to stop the illegal annexation of Palestine

The rights of the Palestinian people have been ignored by the international community for far too long. We cannot allow this attempt to destroy the prospects of a viable Palestinian state to go ahead.

Blog: As lockdowns ease, anxiety grows and confusion reigns

We need strong leadership from this government now and we are all being badly let down. But as ever, your union will continue to fill this vacuum.

Blog: We must recommit ourselves to the fight against racism in all its forms

Honouring the memory of George Floyd – and so many others – demands that we recommit ourselves to the fight against racism in all its forms. And I promise, your union will continue to play a leading role.

Blog: A u-turn from the government and a real victory for our union

It means that many UNISON members, migrants working in health and social care, looking after our communities, will be spared this deeply unfair charge. But UNISON won’t stop there.

A lifelong champion for working people

We will all miss Denis – especially within Northern Ireland, but also within the wider UNISON family. We will never forget him, or the massive impact he has had on the lives of our members – but we will always be grateful for everything that he gave to our union and our movement