That was the year that was – the year in UNISON

As 2018 draws to a close we look back on a memorable year with the UK’s biggest union

Record recruitment figures announced at NEC meeting

UNISON’s final NEC meeting of 2018 opened with “good news to end the year on and a great way to start 2019”. A report on the month-long campaign for growth that the union ran in November – or Grovember as it was dubbed within the union – showed every region and every service group in […]

UNISON celebrates historic month of growth

UK’s largest union poised to show annual growth for first time in 10 years

FE members to be consulted over pay offer

Government refuses to provide additional funding for colleges to make better pay offer

Redundancies raise their heads

UNISON prepares to defend members as staff are asked to pay the price for funding crises at two universities

There for You winter fuel grants

UNISON’s welfare charity There for You is once again making grants available to help low paid members meet winter fuel bills – applications need to be made by 15 February

Remember, remember, glorious Grovember

Oscar the dog was nominated as our Grovember mascot as we grew stronger together, But this month showed, yet again, what our incredible members achieve every day

Margaret Canavan – a true health hero

Belfast ward housekeeper and UNISON member named ‘operational support worker of the year’ at prestigious awards ceremony

Save our services – celebrate our unsung heroes

This year, we are focusing on the role our members in local government play in keeping people safe

The search is on for UNISON’s top young campaigners

Nominations for the 2019 Eric Roberts Award are open now – and need to be submitted by 28 December

Leicester University security team wins battle against cut to hours and pay

The university drops its plan after magnificent branch campaign, including 100% backing for industrial action

Giving children a voice

UNISON member Karen Brownhill works at St Giles Special School in Derby – and she’s a perfect example of our Stars in Our Schools campaign

Let’s walk and talk …

What can we do to help UNISON grow this week?

Cardiff City wins LGBT branch organising award

Scotland and the North West also pick up trophies as the annual LGBT recruitment awards are announced in Harrogate

Giving LGBT the plus factor

Delegates at UNISON’s LGBT conference unanimously backed changing the group’s name to LGBT+ to boost inclusivity