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Branching out – UNISON’s branches look to the future

What is the branch resources review and why is it a good thing?


This is what we do – top 8 brilliant things from 2017

It’s impossible to review UNISON’s year and do justice to all the amazing things UNISON’s activists and members get up to. So, we haven’t tried. Instead here are 8 pretty important, awesome things we’ve done together.

Raise your voices for public services on Saturday

People’s Assembly-organised march will take place as the Conservative government pledges extra money to Northern Ireland to gain DUP support

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘My thanks to everybody from UNISON for all that you did’

This is the full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to UNISON’s national delegate conference on 23 June 2017

Building a national housing consensus and homes for all

We need to restore direct investment and subsidy for public housing

Privatisation still the threat but we are turning the tide, conference hears

The ‘scourge of outsourcing’ and the successes we need to add to

The momentum is with the energy sector, general secretary tells conference

Dave Prentis opens union’s energy conference with tributes and thanks

Our Polish members – in their own words

Three of UNISON’s Polish migrant members share their stories and their thoughts on a post Brexit Britain

DOCAS and facility time changes brought forward

New DOCAS agreements have to be in place from 10 March 2018 to ensure a “reasonable fee” is paid to public sector employers who deduct union subs directly from members’ wages

Higher education unions submit 2017-18 pay claim

Unions challenge universities to improve pay that has ‘significantly fallen behind inflation’

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A moment to appreciate

Gary Burgon says ‘thanks’ to the strangers who saved his life

photo of John Edgington sitting on a settee with son Matthew Edgington sitting behind him on the settee arm

Intensive care, eternal thanks

An unprovoked assault outside a Manchester nightclub changed Matthew Edgington’s life for ever.

Academics back strike by King’s College cleaners

Cleaners set to strike as private employer plans to axe hours and jobs

Mark White OBE – member’s services to education recognised

‘I started my working life on 26 August 1982 and joined our union the same day’

UNISON joins religious and charity leaders in criticising the Welfare Reform and Work Bill

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis joins other union, charity and religious leaders in criticising the Bill for the negative effect it will have on poor families and the disabled