TUC hears of UN concerns over UK union rights

International debates see UNISON speakers address union rights, LGBT rights and Syria

Rally for the NHS, UNISON urges TUC delegates

Delegates hear how the government is intent on selling off the health service, regardless of the consequences

Government accused over higher education

UNISON tells TUC that government commitment to higher education is undermined by calls for universities to find new methods of funding

Congress calls for inquiry into probation sell off

UNISON accuses government of not knowing the price of public safety or justice over plans to privatise probation service

More and more pay the cost of private renting

We need housing to be a political priority rather something left to a market that does not deliver or ordinary people on ordinary incomes

Time to save local services, says union

TUC congress hears UNISON delegate Angela Raynor call for a different way to manage the economy allowing us to invest in local services

Vote Yes for strike action in higher education

New industrial action ballot material is available for higher education branches and activists to order, promoting a Yes vote in the ballot in September

Human Rights Tour 2013

Book your place at one of the free British Institute of Human Rights events to find out why you need human rights, and why human rights need you

Rule book advice: members of far-right organisations

Rule changes passed at national delegate conference in 2012 make it clear that support for far-right organisations or parties is incompatible with UNISON membership

Scottish councils must scrap care-on-the-cheap home visits

UNISON calls for a ban on 15-minute homecare visits, insisting on appointments that match the needs of clients

UNISON comments on Mid Staffs review

Presss release: UNISON comment on Mid Staffordshire NHS trust special administrators review, and pledges to complie recommendations in the best interest of patients, staff and community for continued consultation

Northern Ireland schools proposal disappoints unions

Right for Northern Ireland schools to be employers is ‘a good deal for politicians, but a bad one for staff’

Government report shows welfare reforms are not working

Government report into pilot schemes reveals issues and concerns that UNISON has been raising

Shropshire council plans to axe half staff

UNISON warns that edundancies would have “devastating consequences” as council says up to half its staff could be cut in bid to save save £80m

Council staff to lobby councillors

Press release. East Cambridgeshire workers lobby councillors over plan to borrow millions of pounds to pay for 14 fourteen large-scale projects – Photo and interview opportunity