Social Worker of the Year Awards

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 19 July

‘Your days are numbered,’ Dave Prentis tells Tories in Durham speech

‘There is an alternative‘ says general secretary as he lambasts austerity and calls for properly funded public services

Here comes summer!

June was another busy month for the union – more victories for our members, and conferences in Liverpool

Help to get comfortable with numbers

Work in schools and want to brush up on your number skills? UNISON has a partnership to help

HE members to vote on industrial action over pay

Ballot will start in autumn following rejection of employers’ final pay offer

Pride and protest

UNISON LGBT+ group joins Pride parade in London to celebrate, to show solidarity and to protest against continuing bigotry and intolerance

Bradford hospital staff strike to stay in the NHS

Picket lines mark the start of seven days of action against plans to transfer members to a wholly owned subsidiary private company

Government should plough money into social care, not tax cuts

Tax cuts for the rich have deprived the UK public of almost £14 billion

Proper planning needed for transition to low-carbon economy

Greater public ownership and a commitment to hydrogen technology must be part of this plan

Blog: Fighting for that radical Labour government our members need

I know that our Labour Link will remain vital in fighting for our union’s politics within Labour. Influencing, convincing and fighting for that radical Labour government our members need. But it’s not just Labour people I’ve been speaking to this week.

Local government services aren’t optional, but the bedrock of a caring society

Dave Prentis addressing the Local Government Association annual conference in Bournemouth today (Thursday)

Ministers must act now to stop social care crisis getting even worse

Lords report urges spending boost

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

Newly elected NEC gets down to business

Local government funding and Brexit dominate debates at first business meeting

School staff win living wage

Lowest paid support staff receive at least £9 an hour in Cheshire West from the start of this month

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

Local government SGE by-election

Nominations open on 15 July and close on 23 August for Eastern and Greater London female seats