Black workers are vital to the future of our public services, says UNISON general secretary

Speaking at UNISON’s annual Black Members Conference today (Friday) in Llandudno, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Last the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary, yet the descendants of those that came from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to help build it are still facing barriers.

Blog: Just as we took on Enoch Powell and his rivers of blood, we will fight today’s hate-mongers

It’s a difficult and worrying time for anyone who cares about the equality and fights injustice. Sometimes battling against bigotry, racism and xenophobia can feel like an impossible task. But I know that this is a fight we can and will win.

Prentis says ‘no-deal Brexit’ would be disastrous for workers

General secretary tells Black members’ conference that UNISON is vital in the fight against an ‘incompetent and malicious’ government

UNISON – standing together to fight racism and xenophobia

Black members’ conference is united around the need to work together to injustice and bigotry

Liverpool signs up to UNISON’s End Violence at Work charter

City council becomes first to make union’s charter a key part of its commissioning process

Branch noticeboard competition winners announced!

Congratulations to London Ambulance Service branch’s Battersea station who are the overall winners of our Grovember branch noticeboards competition

Wythenshawe Sodexo staff win NHS pay rates

Moves toward industrial action ballot see Manchester hospital’s facility staff welcome in the new year with a pay boost

Avoid a catastrophic ‘no deal’ at all costs, says UNISON

Commenting on the Brexit vote today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The country has no faith in the prime minister’s ability to get her Brexit deal passed, now it’s clear MPs don’t either. It’s time for a vote of no confidence and a general election so people can vote in a new government […]

Blog: UNISON will always stand with those facing the brunt of this government’s brutality

Universal Credit needs to be halted before more people suffer and lose out.

Easy Joiner: updated quick paperless joining

Have you tried Easy Joiner, our digital tool that that allows you to recruit new members in mere minutes?

Let's fix probation logo

It’s time to bring probation back as a public service, government told

Probation Alliance, including UNISON, writes to justice secretary David Gauke

‘A thank you to the hospital carers helping me battle cancer’

Lots of people will be starting the new year battling cancer. Former UNISON editorial manager Diana Harrison shares her personal account and thanks the NHS staff who are caring for her

People claiming universal credit must be compensated after judgement, says UNISON

The government must compensate those who have lost out

Crossing the line – the worrying rise of the volunteer police force

More police forces are using more volunteers in more roles as they reduce the number of staff they employ – so UNISON asked forces in England and Wales to try and explain what is happening

U-turn welcome but two-child limit should go for everyone, says UNISON

UNISON welcomes government’s decision not to extend the two-child limit