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

‘Thank you for making people’s lives better’

UNISON president Gordon McKay praises delegates for all the work they do

LGBT delegates hear of the need for more safe spaces

CEO of Touchstone charity addresses conference about the work the organisation does

Cross-branch working and pensions concern conference

Delegates also hear emotional debates on ‘conversion therapy’ and the lack of marriage equality in Northern Ireland

Delegates discuss international concerns

Conference hears of treatment of the Palestinian people, plus the plight of LGBT workers in Colombia, Turkey and Jamaica

Fighting against low pay ‘at the heart of UNISON’s agenda’

Assistant general secretary tells LGBT delegates of the challenges facing the union in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

LGBT conference backs message on transphobia

Delegates speak of the rise in bigoted language and praise UNISON for leading the fightback among trade unions

Growing into Grovember

Across all our regions, throughout the month of Grovember, UNISON activists have been spreading the message that we’re #strongertogether

UNISON demands justice for Abdullah Karacan

General secretary writes to Turkish ambassador over murder of trade union leader

Employers encouraged to pay EU workers’ ‘settled status’ fees

UNISON publishes new guidance for branches, and a model letter to public-service employers, as pilot scheme is rolled out across the UK in November, based on employment

Get social, get growing

A few tips to make your Grovember posts perfect

UNISON branch noticeboard competition

Help make the union more visible during Grovember and your branch could win £500

Campaign to save nurseries goes national

A group campaigning to save five council-run nurseries in Salford has joined up with campaigners from across the country at a rally in Salford.

UNISON balloon and flag on the 23 October Glasgow equal pay march

Scotland’s local government members reject pay offer

Consultative ballot sees 79% vote against 3% offer and 67% vote in in favour of moving to industrial action