School staff win living wage

Lowest paid support staff receive at least £9 an hour in Cheshire West from the start of this month

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

Local government SGE by-election

Nominations open on 15 July and close on 23 August for Eastern and Greater London female seats

Another university signs up to living wage

South Wales accreditation means all workers on campus, including those employed by contractors, will earn at least £9 an hour

Inspiring the next generation of allied health professions

The Wow Show – showcasing AHP careers to young people

Rebuild our communities and end violence

UNISON conference hears stories of violence and aggression including teaching assistants having to wear stab vests

Public money for public housing

Councils need support to rebuild their capacity to meet the country’s housing needs

With you from the cradle to the grave

‘We are an essential part of our communities,” local government conference hears as it backs new national campaign to promote local service champions

Piling on the pressure

Conference calls for support for workers and activists facing mental health issues

Local government workers can’t afford to live in the towns they serve

Housing is out of reach for public service workers, declares local government conference

Public transport funding at a 30-year low

Merseytravel chair tells conference of problems for sector – and points to the public solutions

Sheep grazing under a tree

Holding back the flood on food safety

Local government pledges continued campaign against privatisation and deregulation of meat hygiene service

From floods to food banks

Environment Agency staff take industrial action after seeing a 20% drop in pay over the last decade

Library workers ‘put heart and soul into service’

UNISON lays down plans to protect service and workers after hearing of members burned out and facing threats and violence

Portrait of Jon Richards

Union issues pension warning for university and college workers

Government plans to allow employers in England to opt out of local government pension scheme are an ‘unwarranted and grievous’ attack on higher and further education staff

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

NEC 2019-2021: election results

Members will take office at the end of national delegate conference until the end of the 2021 NDC