Hot topics for national delegate conference

Representatives of UNISON’s 1.3 million members will meet in Brighton next month to decide policies and priorities that will take the union forward

New regulations for early years first aid training 

Staff in England who qualified after September 2016 need to hold a paediatric first aid certificate, under regulations that came into force last month

New strategy for early years education is flawed, says UNISON

New government strategy for England ‘is flawed as it says nothing about the pay and conditions of early years staff’

Where’s the support for our mental health?

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, UNISON members share their experiences of the UK’s struggling mental health services

Want to join a UNISON committee?

Nominations open on 16 May for elections to the Labour Link national committee and by-elections to two vacant seats on the police and justice SGE

Back of a PCSO

Policing by numbers

The number of police officers on our streets – so called bobbies on the beat – are frequently covered in the media. But we hear less about how many police staff those officers have working with them.

Local government workers consulted over pay

Members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have their say on claim, while Scottish council workers vote on action over employers’ offer

Higher education pay offer is ‘best to be achieved through negotiation’

UNISON’s higher education service group met yesterday to discuss the higher education employers’ full and final offer on pay for 2017-18.

rows of books in a library

Higher education pay – employers make final offer

Higher education employers have made a full and final offer on pay for 2017-18, following the conclusion of pay negotiations

Fighting for the future of homecare

A group of homecare workers from Haringey have made headlines with their battle for the minimim wage

Fifteen minute care makeover from hell

Claire Sweeney stars in our new short film with a difference

Get ready for Public Service Champions part two

This month and next will be busy months for UNISON’s Public Service Champions campaign.

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

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

Angela Rayner MP speaking

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