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Let’s make time to talk

Laney Walsh is one of UNISON’s most extraordinary activists, keeping a vow and working tirelessly to combat the stigma around mental health

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Haggerston Park, Hackney, London

Our park lives are under threat

Our parks are now under an increasing threat, as local councils find their funding being cut and then cut again

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From a council estate to the Houses of Parliament

When Angela Rayner was growing up she went to her gran’s house for a bath on Sundays because her parents couldn’t always afford hot water.

She lived in a council estate in a home with no books and both her parents were on benefits. Now she’s shadow education secretary

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Sexual harassment is rife at work

UNISON women’s conference hears testimony of an issue which hasn’t gone away but got worse as women experience harassment in workplaces up and down the country

Women’s conference condemns child marriage

Delegates debate emergency motion that triggers shocking emotional testament and call for ILO action to stop girls vanishing from child labour statistics because they are ‘married’

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Time for pension equality

Women’s conference shows full support for WASPI campaign for pension equality

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Dave Prentis tells conference ‘we will campaign against Trump’

Dave Prentis announces UNISON’s official support for Stop Trump UK as he speaks at the union’s women’s conference in Brighton

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Adult social care is the biggest pressure on councils

Research reveals the pressure on councils

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The importance of your mental health

Find out why UNISON is campaigning for more funding for mental health

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Older people are not getting the homecare they need

The data on homecare for over 65s

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Policing is changing

We caught up with police and justice service group chair Caryl Nobbs to talk about the changes to policing and why she hopes police members vote in the terms and conditions ballot taking place in England and Wales

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Agency workers and others – MPs want to hear from you

Have your say as Commons committee calls for public contributions to its inquiry into ‘the future world of work and workers’ rights’

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Police staff members voting on changes to terms and conditions

Ballot papers are on their way to police staff in England and Wales

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‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories

UNISON members share their experiences of what the local government cuts have meant for library services where they live and work

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How much funding will your children’s school lose? Find out here

Search by postcode to find out how much schools near you will lose