Police and justice delegates highlight disability issues

Conference discussed the importance of supporting and recruiting disabled staff and of supporting staff with mental health problems

Conference highlights ‘failure’ of probation privatisation

UNISON’s police and justice sector heard of the many problems caused by privatisation in the justice sector at their national conference.

From selling drugs to meeting the Queen – one man’s extraordinary story

Police and justice conference hears the inspirational story of Marcellus Baz

Barred from the force for cancer – the government lists stopping police staff doing their jobs

There was outcry at UNISON’s police and justice conference today at the new lists that bar police staff from jobs for life.  

Pay is top of agenda at police and justice conference

Pay reform in the police and probation service was the first topic of this year’s police and justice service group conference

“Sexual harassment isn’t just about celebrities”

Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea addresses police and justice conference

The Birmingham homecare workers fighting for their jobs

Homecare workers are not taking proposed changes to their contracts lying down

Photo of entrance to Salisbury district hospital, with ambulance in the driveway

The English NHS pay deal – in six charts

A lot has been written about the NHS pay deal in England and what it will mean to individuals’ pay packets. But how does it affect staff at different stages of their career?

Justice restored

It’s one year since UNISON beat the government at the Supreme Court and forced an immediate change in the law. The case made headlines. Now we can tell the full story of how David beat Goliath. It’s a remarkable, epic tale that spans over four years. And it’s all true.

Drop in criminals facing court as police lack resources to investigate

The number of reported crimes ending with a suspect in court has dropped along with police staff, while the use of volunteers in the police force is on the rise

The future of our parks is not looking rosy

Spending on parks and green spaces has been slashed by £15 million

The fight to save Chesterfield hospital

UNISON members are campaigning to stop their jobs being outsourced from Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation

Firefighting, in more ways than one

There are many people in the fire service who play a vital but hidden role in saving lives

Just how much public service workers are spending on rent

In most parts of the UK, the price of renting a home has risen steadily, while public sector salaries… well, they haven’t. Find out how much NHS porters, nurses, PCSOs and more are spending on rent

Social workers are overworked but the data is hiding it

“Children and family social work has always been a challenging and busy field, however after 20 years I feel I can say that I have never seen things this bad.”