The government needs to ‘sling their hook’

Local government delegates agree it’s essential to get rid of the Conservative government in order to save our services

Intolerable call centre abuse

Conference hears that energy members should not have to face aggression and abuse at work

Taking big steps

Labour’s shadow minister for energy spoke passionately to delegates at the energy conference about the party’s ambitious vision for the energy industry

Care staff forced to sleep in offices and not wash

Care staff on overnight shifts are having to bed down at work in offices or on dirty mattresses

Brazilian union leader inspires conference

Local government union leader tells delegates about the fight back against the far right

Energy – “Our jobs, our professions, our futures”

The energy industry faces unprecedented challenges and UNISON is fighting to place workers and their rights at the heart of a greener economy

Public money for public housing

Councils need support to rebuild their capacity to meet the country’s housing needs

With you from the cradle to the grave

‘We are an essential part of our communities,” local government conference hears as it backs new national campaign to promote local service champions

Blog: Why Labour should nationalise energy suppliers

ationalisation would create a “green army” working to decarbonise UK homes and businesses. Customer services and sales staff would have their time freed up to focus on helping consumers become more energy efficient which reduces consumption, bills and emissions. Renewable forms of energy like solar panels or converting homes to greener hydrogen boilers would become the norm among consumers.

Health, safety and welfare produce multiple concerns

Local government delegates hear horror stories as they debate motions on stress, hot-desking and disability leave

Young workers yearning for learning

Conference hears how young workers are often denied training because of austerity, yet this will mean a skills shortage in the future

The dread and pain of zero-hours contracts

Conference hears government claims of record employment disguise continuing attacks on secure, properly paid jobs in the name of private profit

Nationalise the big six and create a ‘green army’ to help the UK hit net zero, says UNISON

Nationalising the retail arms of the big six energy firms would significantly boost the UK’s bid to become carbon neutral by 2050, says UNISON in a report published today (Monday). Power to the People calls on a future government to bring into public ownership the parts of British Gas (Centrica), SSE, E.ON, EDF Energy, Npower (Innogy) […]

Delegates debate measures to support our local service champions

From campaigning around pay to fairness for apprenticeships, local government delegates discussed a wide range of issues this afternoon

Piling on the pressure

Conference calls for support for workers and activists facing mental health issues