Blog: A year on, our employment tribunal fees win is changing lives

A year ago today, our union won a huge victory for working people, when we defeated the government on employment tribunal fees. This was a result that could only have been achieved by our union. Only UNISON was able to commit the significant resources over a prolonged period of time that was necessary to win […]

Blog: UNISON members keep our services running over the summer – they deserve our thanks

We are now, undisputedly, in the summer holiday season. In the weeks ahead, millions of people will head off around the UK and out of the country on holiday – taking a break from their day to day. I know that many UNISON members will be looking forward to a break too – with family, friends, loved […]

Blog: Goodbye to a truly inspirational activist

Last weekend I heard the news that Denise Knutsen had sadly passed away. Denise was a truly inspirational activist, dedicated, hard working and with a heart of solid gold. I first got to know Denise during the groundbreaking teaching assistants strike in Brighton. Denise led that dispute with energy, determination and her legendary humour, roping […]

Rental costs price public service staff out of housing, says UNISON

High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published by UNISON

The last gift: working with organ donors

UNISON members Michelle and Rachel are hoping a new law will help the thousands of people in desperate need of an organ transplant