NEC agrees branch resources package

The branch resources review makes a series of proposals for more practical support for local branches including improved funding formula and a new branch support and organising fund

Gloved hand holding vial of COVID-19 vaccine

‘Peace of mind and protection’ – why members are getting the jab

UNISON members share their experiences of getting the COVID-19 vaccine to help show that, despite historical health inequalities, there’s nothing to fear

‘If you work with people, you work with victims of domestic abuse’

UNISON hosted a panel event on empowering victims and survivors of domestic abuse in the workplace, with speakers including MP Jess Phillips

Chancellor Rishi Sunak with the red Budget box

‘Make it a workers’ budget,’ UNISON urges chancellor

General secretary to call for an end to the pay freeze, real living wage for care workers and proper investment in local government

A ‘big bang’ reopening of schools is ‘unnecessary and reckless’, says UNISON

Union says a phased return of all schools and colleges in England from 8 March will protect pupils and staff

Unions hold last-ditch talks to avert Cumberland Infirmary strike

Mitie, the hospital trust and Health Management Carlisle are squabbling over who is responsible for paying 150 workers unsocial hours payments that have been missed for a decade

‘Empowering women is what this union does’

UNISON’s Empowering Women – Live! online event begins with speeches from general secretary Christina McAnea and deputy leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner

Providing care near the end of life, yet still undervalued and underpaid

Clap for carers was a ‘cute idea’, but care workers would rather be paid properly for what they do

Portrait of Jon Richards

Blog: UNISON delivers stunning blow on exit payments

Head of local government Jon Richards looks back at the latest Westminster U-turn – this time, after a legal challenge to its unfair plans

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Help us keep on helping our members

Branches can help There for You be there for them as the pandemic continues

Vaccinate, don’t hesitate!

UNISON’s junior vice president, James Anthony, answers questions about being vaccinated against COVID-19

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Vaccine booking system now open to frontline care workers in England

UNISON welcomes announcement that care workers who haven’t had a dose yet can make an appointment

UNISON calls for lockdown halt to non-essential water work

In a letter to the water minister, UNISON says that revised COVID-19 guidance on close contacts means the government should tell the water industry to pause some work.

Your safety at work is our priority

Union will push government to prioritise the ‘forgotten key workers’ in the vaccine rollout

UNISON’s 2021 summer conferences move online

Union’s NEC hears that it is not possible to commit to usual schedule due to ongoing COVID-19 disruption