UNISON elects catering assistant from Northern Ireland as president

UNISON’s National Executive Council has elected Margaret McKee, a catering assistant from Belfast, as president at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. Margaret has been a catering assistant at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for 38 years. She has been an activist for most of that time as well as joint chair of […]

Blog: Theresa May’s magic money tree

This weekend I want to see UNISON members out in force on Saturday’s People’s Assembly demo, raising their voices and standing up for our public services. By standing together we can and will change our country.

Raise your voices for public services on Saturday

People’s Assembly-organised march will take place as the Conservative government pledges extra money to Northern Ireland to gain DUP support

Jeremy Corbyn: “My thanks to everybody from UNISON for all that you did”

This is the full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to UNISON’s national delegate conference on 23 June 2017

Blog: Jeremy’s agenda is our agenda

We have been with Jeremy when times were tough and we will be with him in the years ahead. So when the next election comes, which may not be too far off, we will be ready to fight for him and for a different vision of our country again – because his agenda is our agenda.

Battle continues against ‘restrictive and draconian’ Trade Union Act

Brighton delegates told: ‘They want to make us an endangered species. But if they push us, we push back.’

National delegate conference hails inspiring speech from Jeremy Corbyn

Labour leader pledges to end public sector pay cap and invest in homes, the NHS, social care and all our services – to create a country for everyone

Conference backs range of measures to build on general election result

Wide range of measures proposed will help further develop the campaigning work that helped to produce the general election result

Conference pledges mental health support for members

We should all be mental health champions, delegates hear as they call for expansion of programme started by Cymru/Wales

‘Our Brexit brings the country together’, UNISON members told

National delegates debate a raft of motions on the risks posed by the Brexit negotiations

Blog: The real and necessary debate about our country’s future

Our conference is once again having the real and necessary debate about our country’s future. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for our country’s government. Theresa May has shown not only her weakness and desperation to cling onto power, but also her inability to grasp just how much our nation cries out as one to demand change.

Building a national housing consensus and homes for all

We need to restore direct investment and subsidy for public housing

UNISON vows to campaign on child marriage

National conference calls on ILO to count girls in forced childhood marriage as child labour

Champions campaign helping to turn the tide against austerity

UNISON will continue to ‘harness members voices from the frontline’ in its campaigning

The Queen’s Speech has ignored the nation’s concerns, says UNISON

Commenting on today’s Queen’s Speech, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Ministers are living in a parallel universe. Years of harsh spending cuts have caused huge damage to public services across the country. “People have had enough of austerity, and want proper investment in schools, hospitals, police forces and local services. Yet there was none of this in the Queen’s […]