Blog: Richard and Margaret represent…

First time delegates and private contractor members, Richard Kennedy and Margaret Hotham, give us the low down on their first year at UNISON’s national delegate conference.

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How recent pay deals affect staff at private contractors

At UNISON, we know that many members deliver public services but are employed by private contractors. If that’s you, you may be wondering how recent pay deals for the sector you work in will affect you. Be assured, UNISON negotiators have not forgotten you. We are fighting to get you the same benefits as your […]

‘We want to stay in the NHS: for ourselves and future generations’

Members at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust started a five-day strike today – here’s why, their own words

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UNISON accepts local government pay offer

Pay deal will affect hundreds of thousands of local government members

NJC pay update: branch views required by 5 April

Branches asked to comment on revised recommendation on pay offer for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

National Apprenticeship Week – raising the standard

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and UNISON is celebrating the good, while protecting against the bad and the ugly side of apprenticeships

The campaign for your pay rise continues

After the Budget failed to deliver for public service workers’ pay, the fight moves on

Social workers speak out

“We see more and more families coming into our remit because of these environmental factors. You can’t deny the link between austerity and people’s lives getting harder and harder.”

Football and politics can mix

Liam Rosenior – a footballer with a conscience

General election – three things you can do right now

There’s a lot at stake on 8 June – and here’s how you can get involved

There for members – how our charity helped this winter

More than 600 UNISON members struggling to pay for their heating, have been awarded over £30,000 thanks to UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity, There For You.

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NEC elections: 5 reasons to vote

UNISON members are electing the union’s national executive council – key reasons why you should use your vote and return the ballot paper

We all showed our love for UNISON

#heartunions was back for 2017 and the energy and enthusiasm of our members and activists did UNISON proud.

Five tips to avoid overspending this Christmas

Snow isn’t falling all around us quite yet, but the Christmas ads have started popping up. And perhaps that sinking feeling has too: The panic of having to buy all those presents, who gets what, Christmas decorations, all the food – and breathe! Don’t panic. We know Christmas can be overwhelming. With members already feeling […]

Breast cancer, my union and me

Liz Potter was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in the summer of 2013 at the age of 49.