The government must fund our public services or call an election, says UNISON

Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Tuesday) in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This year marks 25 years of UNISON. It’s a year to celebrate and to commemorate all the work of those who went before us. “UNISON was born in an era of the right – facing a Conservative government pandering to the […]

The alarming crisis in health and social care

UNISON’s national delegate conference votes to enact a detailed ten-point plan to fight for social care and the NHS

“We’re just getting started,” declares Dave Prentis in key conference speech

Barnstorming speech at UNISON’s national delegate conference celebrates the triumphs of the past 25 years – and the successes to come

UNISON vows to fight for the Good Friday Agreement

Union vows to fight for the rights of all people in Northern Ireland

Further education colleges in crisis

The future of further education provision is in jeopardy, conference hears

A time to review and renew the ‘family’ union

UNISON president opens union’s national delegate conference in Brighton

Standing up for union rights

Local government conference vows to fight to protect facility time

Rental costs price public service staff out of housing, says UNISON

High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Hospital porters are struggling the most, with rents effectively unaffordable for them in all nine English regions. The most expensive areas for porters are London, the […]

Social workers say no to national assessment scheme

Union’s local government conference hears call to boycott government’s controversial new scheme

Local authorities must work to eradicate exploitation, says UNISON

Local authorities are not doing enough to protect workers’ rights globally, according to research published today (Monday) by UNISON. According to the report Ethical Procurement in UK Local Authorities, produced by People & Planet on behalf of UNISON, only eight of the 190 local authorities looked at had a standalone ethical procurement policy. The UK […]

Energy workers face turbulent times

Union’s energy group conference debates privatisation, renationalisation and hydrogen gas

photograph of conference hall with speakers rostrum in the distance

Culture is a human need

Local government conference vows to campaign for libraries and cultural services.

NHS cash boost welcome, but it’s not enough, says UNISON

The NHS needs a funding guarantee, not just a pledge

UNISON members fighting for justice

Glasgow janitors and Birmingham social workers applauded as they tell local government conference of their campaigns.

portrait of Andy McDonald

A bold vision for water, environment and transport

Shadow transport secretary transport Andy McDonald shared Labour’s vision for the future at UNISON’s water, environment and transport service group conference.