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Union urges universities to ‘get houses in order’ on race

Figures show Black workers to be under-represented in higher education workforce

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Police staff agree to terms and conditions changes

Members in England and Wales vote in favour of changes to the Police Staff Handbook, which will come into effect on 1 April

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Health secretary urged to lift NHS pay cap

UNISON writes to Jeremy Hunt to put case for ending the pay cap

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From a council estate to the Houses of Parliament

When Angela Rayner was growing up she went to her gran’s house for a bath on Sundays because her parents couldn’t always afford hot water.

She lived in a council estate in a home with no books and both her parents were on benefits. Now she’s shadow education secretary

Service group by-elections

Nominations will open on 28 February for by-elections in five vacant seats on three of the union’s service group executives: community, local government and police and justice

UNISON members who are citizens of other EU countries line up on Parliament Square, Westminster, with #Righttostay placards

‘People are not bargaining chips’

Hundreds of UNISON members and fellow EU citizens lobby Parliament to guarantee their right to stay in the country

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Sexual harassment is rife at work

UNISON women’s conference hears testimony of an issue which hasn’t gone away but got worse as women experience harassment in workplaces up and down the country

Women’s conference condemns child marriage

Delegates debate emergency motion that triggers shocking emotional testament and call for ILO action to stop girls vanishing from child labour statistics because they are ‘married’

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Time for pension equality

Women’s conference shows full support for WASPI campaign for pension equality

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Dave Prentis tells conference ‘we will campaign against Trump’

Dave Prentis announces UNISON’s official support for Stop Trump UK as he speaks at the union’s women’s conference in Brighton

EU migrant members speak up for right to remain

UNISON is supporting a day of lobbying and celebration in defence of its EU migrant members

Service group executive by-election results

Summary results for recent by-elections to the community, energy, health care, higher education, local government and police and justice service group executives (SGEs) are now available

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.

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Haggerston Park, Hackney, London

‘Proper staff are vital,’ says UNISON as park crisis grows

MPs’ report highlights growing threat to UK’s parks and opens spaces as cuts bite deeper

Getting the message across on cuts. Photo: Steve Forrest / Workers' Photos

Adult social care is the biggest pressure on councils

Research reveals the pressure on councils