End-of-year accounts for 2016 – branch audits

Information for honorary branch auditors from UNISON head of audit John Nagle

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Derby public backs striking school staff

76% of people who responded to survey about the strike back UNISON members defending their pay

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‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories

UNISON members share their experiences of what the local government cuts have meant for library services where they live and work

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How much funding will your children’s school lose? Find out here

Search by postcode to find out how much schools near you will lose

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Derby school support staff start week of action

Teaching assistants, school supervisors, admin staff and other support workers striking between 7am and 1pm every day this week

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Minimum wage rates go up in April

UNISON calls for living wage and an end to age discrimination ‘built into’ minimum wage

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Nominations are open for 2017 NEC election

Nominations for members to stand for seats on the union’s national executive council must be made by 10 February

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How much does it cost to send your child to school

UNISON members can help teaching union NASUWT with its annual survey into the true cost of education for families

The rise and rise of food banks

A run on the bank

The rise of food banks are the most visible face of the poverty crisis affecting the UK in 2017 – they’re the country’s new emergency service. We spent a few days at one to find out more

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Reading between the lines: what’s going on with our libraries?

Libraries are under threat – what’s happening with them in your area?

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Thousands of people share film thanking public sector workers

Last month, members of the public shared messages for all the public sector staff working over Christmas – and it’s been a huge hit

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New year, new course, new you

It’s a new year, why not try one of UNISON’s courses for a new you?

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Learning and Open University grants for UNISON members

Grants available to support members studying in further and higher education

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UNISON bursaries for activists

Activists can apply for substantial financial help for trade union and labour studies and women’s studies courses

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Remembering our president and friend Eric Roberts

General secretary Dave Prentis speaks at funeral, recalling Eric as ‘a man who inspired happiness, loyalty, good memories and love’